Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program Match Waiver

The Recreation and Conservation Funding Board is proposing changes to policies that will affect the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program’s Local Parks, Trails, and Water Access Categories. The board is seeking comments on four policy proposals providing four unique “pathways” many local governments (cities, towns, counties, tribes, special purpose districts) to provide less than the current 50 percent minimum required match.

How to Comment

Comments are due by midnight August 30, 2017. Submit comments to policychanges@rco.wa.gov (Write “WWRP Match Waiver Comments” is the subject line) or mail to Recreation and Conservation Office, ATTN: Adam Cole, P.O. Box 40917, Olympia, WA 98504-0917.

What is Next?
Recreation and Conservation Office staff will review comments received, potentially make revisions to the proposed policies, and prepare final recommendations for the board to consider at its October 11-12, 2017 meeting.  In-person public comments are welcome at the meeting.

Questions?
Questions s about the grants for parks and recreation infrastructure? Please contact 
Adam Cole, Natural Resource Policy Specialist, WA Recreation and Conservation Office. 360-725-3939, TDD (360) 902-1992. 

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Paige DeChambeau graduated with her BA in Political Science and Communications from Western Washington University and her Masters in Public Administration from Seattle University. She worked on a county council campaign in her home county of Snohomish before she worked as Legislative Assistant at the Washington House of Representatives. As the External Communications Manager for WSAC she manages all the WSAC publications.
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