The WWRP Grant Program

WWRP grant funds protected Horseshoe Lake for hikers and horsemen to enjoyThe Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (RCW 79A.15) is a state grant program that provides funding to protect habitat, preserve working farms and create new local and state parks. It is administered by a state agency, the Recreation and Conservation Office or RCO (formerly Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation or IAC), and funded by the legislature in the state's capital construction budget.

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The RCO's Competitive Process

The RCO's award winning evaluation process ensures only the best projects are funded.  Local, state, and tribal agencies apply to the RCO for WWRP grants.  Independent experts rank the applications based on criteria such as the benefits to the public, level of threat to the property, or presence of threatened or endangered species.  The Governor and Legislature set the funding level and approve the project list.

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Wildlife & Recreation Coalition: House budget a step in the right direction

Funds diversity of conservation, recreation, and farmland preservation projects. Learn more here.

Wash. parks could see funding under new budget proposal

The President’s budget for 2016 contains full and dedicated funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), further underscoring the need to permanently reauthorize this critical program. Learn more here.

Data shows outdoor recreation means dollars for state’s economy

Outdoor recreation generates $21.6 billion a year in spending on trips and equipment in Washington State, a new study prepared for the Legislature shows. And Washingtonians love to play outside, spending an average of 56 days a year in some form of outdoor recreation. Learn more here.

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