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November 18, 2008
Contact: Josh Nicholas, (360) 902-2685

Grants available for volunteer
projects that benefit fish and wildlife

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will begin accepting grant applications Dec. 1 from individuals and groups seeking financial support for volunteer projects that benefit fish and wildlife.

Offered through the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA) Volunteer Cooperative Grant Program, the grants provide cost reimbursement for volunteer-driven projects that protect and enhance fish and wildlife, and their habitats, improve access to the outdoors, collect and disseminate fish and wildlife science, and educate the public about resource conservation. Project types include habitat restoration, research, education and outreach, facility development and artificial production.

Awarded grants will support project activity occurring between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2011.

Applications must be received by Feb. 28, 2009. Application materials are available on WDFWs website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/volunter/vol-7.htm, or by calling (360) 902-2700.