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 add 6,300 feet of new accessible trail on the Tennant Lake unit of the Whatcom Wildlife Area, located in Whatcom County. The scope of this project is to provide a mix of new accessible compacted gravel and boardwalk trails that connect to existing trails at Tennant Lake and Hovander Park. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this grant are hiking and wildlife viewing.