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 Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to construct new facilities to enhance public access and recreation to the Samish River Unit of the Skagit Wildlife Area. The scope of this project is to develop a new gravel parking lot, install fencing, gates, a hard surface pad for a ADA portable sani-can, and mitigation. The primary recreational opportunity provided by this grant is for fishing, hunting, photography, and wildlife viewing.