State Plan Would Send Millions to Thurston, Mason for Parks, Conservation Projects

September 25, 2008

Thurston and Mason counties parks and recreation projects were included in a ranking of proposed Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program projects released by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office today.

Excerpt: “A record-breaking total of $272 million in project requests for a total of 370 project applications came in this year.

Joanna Grist, the coalition’s executive director, said state legislators need to understand that funding is in the public interest.

“They’ll hear from their constituents about the importance of creating places for families to play outside as well as the need to protect wildlife habitat and working farms from encroaching development,” she said.”

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