The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to install a 10′ x 40′ ADA fishing float with corresponding 40′ gangway at Roses Lake located near the city of Manson in Chelan County. This platform will expand the limited shoreline access for anglers, wildlife watchers, persons with disabilities, elderly, seasonal workers and other users without access to boats. Eliminated will be unsafe makeshift trails that are hazardous for travel as well as trampling of native shoreline habitat. Native shore grasses, Willow, and cattail are frequently destroyed by the high use of these shoreline areas by users. Cattail stands at Roses Lake are used yearly by Mallards and other migratory waterfowl for raising their young. This project will complete the final critical piece remaining in the development of this public assess and increase the amount of shoreline access, protect habitat, and reduce conflicts with boaters at the boat loading float.