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Recreation Grants

Posted on 30th June 2011 at 08:08

Several local recreation projects are getting support from the state, awarded grants in this year’s round of funding from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Board. More than $67.5 million was awarded to 234 projects around the state. The big one locally is a $479,000 grant that will help to complete the Al Helenberg Boat Launch in Castle Rock. Those dollars will help pay for installation of a restroom, floats, a security camera and lighting, also helping to complete parking and the the access road. The City of Castle Rock will need to come up with a $160,000 match. Pacific County was a big winner, pulling down more than $4.1 million for projects at the Tokeland Marina, the Tunerville Campground, at Long Beach and Cape Disappointment. Wahkiakum County gets nearly $500,000, with a large grant to help re-develop the Oneida Boat Launch. Other grants will help maintain and repair trails in the Yacolt Burn, the Elochoman Valley and in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Lewis County is also getting more than $327,000 to buy land for a new park near Mossyrock.