WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

November 20, 2007
Contact: Josh Nicholas, (360) 902-2685

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Grants available for volunteer projects
that benefit fish and wildlife

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

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA) grants provide cost reimbursement for volunteer projects that support fish, wildlife and their habitats, improve access to the outdoors, collect and disseminate fish and wildlife science and educate the public about resource conservation.

The grants will be awarded for projects undertaken between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009.

Applications must be received by Feb. 28, 2008. Application materials are available on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/volunter/vol-7.htm or by calling the department at (360) 902-2700.