WENATCHEE -- Rotary Park in Wenatchee is one of nine North Central Washington projects to receive money from the state Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation over the next two years.
The money is part of $48 million in funding announced Monday for 75 wildlife and outdoor recreation projects in 26 Washington counties, including more than $9.4 million to Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties.
Here are the projects:
City of Wenatchee: $198,500 for Rotary Park improvements, including a picnic shelter, playground, interactive water feature, amphitheater and basketball court. The city is working with local Rotary clubs on the park at Western Avenue and Maple Street. The city will contribute another $205,000 to the project in labor, equipment, materials and donated cash.
State Department of Fish and Wildlife: $2.5 million for sharp-tailed grouse protection
State Department of Natural Resources: $644,000 for preserves at Dyer Haystacks and Two Steppe natural areas
City of Oroville: $30,380 to improve the Eastlake ball fields, funds to be matched by the city
Town of Tonasket: $129,000 for a skate and bike park at Chief Tonasket Park, funds to be matched by the town
State Parks and Recreation: $1.3 million for acquisition of 84 acres next to Pearrygin Lake in the Methow Valley
Okanogan Public Works: $689,000 to start development of the Similkameen Connector Trail between Nighthawk and Oroville
State Department of Fish and Wildlife: $2.8 million to purchase 2,560 acres of shrub-steppe animal habitat along Beaver Creek and the Methow River
State Department of Natural Resources: $878,000 to add 301 acres to the Methow Rapids Natural Area Preserve