State Parks Grants Available

Grants are available to any inland marina that allows access to recreational boaters during normal business hours and agrees to do so for the usable life of the installed equipment. Grants also include continued reimbursement of up to 75 percent of annual operating and maintenance (O&M) costs once a year. Grant recipients must report the number of gallons pumped and submit for O&M reimbursement at the close of the federal fiscal year (forms provided by State Parks) for the usable life of the equipment.

Application deadline is Jan. 31, 2012, and projects must be completed by Dec. 15, 2012. For more information, call the Clean Vessel Program at (360) 902-8659.

The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 98-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.

Washington State Parks is now on Twitter at WaStatePks_NEWS and YouTube at WashingtonStateParks.