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 WA Department of Fish and Wildlife used this grant to redevelop two access sites on the Bridgeport Bar Unit of the Wells Wildlife area in Douglas County. The scope of work for site #1 included renovation of a boat launch, parking and staging area, and the installation of new vault toilet, and kiosk. The scope of work for site #2 will include regrading and graveling parking area and 1 ADA parking space, and installation of new vault toilet and fencing. The primary recreational opportunity provided by this grant is for wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, and recreational boating.