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.
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) renovated the gravel trail and boardwalk at the Tennant Lake Unit of the Whatcom Wildlife Area located 5 miles west of Ferndale. This allows WDFW to continue to provide hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities in Whatcom County. WDFW renovated a 250 foot long spur trail and overwater viewing platform making them barrier free. They also raised and re-decked portions of a 2000 foot long loop trail and boardwalk. The recreational opportunity supported by this project is hiking and wildlife viewing.