State offers grants to restore fish, wildlife habitat

November 28, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 8 a.m. Nov. 28, 2012

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering grants for residents and organizations interested in fish and wildlife conservation.

The agency expects to have about $1 million from the Aquatic Land Enhancement Account available for the grants.

The program is open to residents and organizations — including nonprofit organizations, schools and universities, American Indian tribes and local conservation districts — for volunteer projects related to conservation or to help the public enjoy and understand animal species.

Through the grants, officials fund projects related to habitat, research, education and outreach, facility development and artificial production — although the agency intends to consider other projects. Grants cannot go toward salaries, wages or stipends.

The funding is unavailable to businesses, and to state and federal agencies.

Find application materials at http://wdfw.wa.gov/grants/alea/index.html, or by calling 360-902-2700, starting Dec. 1. The application deadline is Feb. 28.

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