State money pours into Spokane-area recreation, conservation projects in 2019

November 4, 2019

The Spokesman Review highlights recent WWRP investment in Eastern Washington, and gives a great overview of how the WWRP benefits local communities.


Nearly $9 million dollars in state money will pour into regional recreation and conservation projects over the next two years.

That money will fund land acquisitions in the Dishman Hills, help remodel and refurbish county parks, continue work on the Ferry County Rail Trail and rehabilitate (and make ADA accessible) the Don Kardong Bridge by Gonzaga University.

Those disparate projects are all receiving money from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.

“We like to call WWRP the best-kept secret in terms of the state grant programs,” said Betsy Robblee, the outreach and policy manager for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, a nonprofit associated with the WWRP. “It’s this really unique, nationally recognized program.”

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