The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting grant applications for volunteer projects that benefit fish and wildlife.
The department currently expects about $1 million to be available for these grants, funded through the state’s Aquatic Land Enhancement Account beginning July 1.
Five types of projects are funded through the program, although others may be considered. The main project types are habitat restoration, scientific research, public education, facility development and artificial fish production.
Eligible applicants are citizens, nonprofit organizations, schools (including universities), tribes and political subdivisions of the state such as conservation districts. For-profit businesses, state and federal agencies are not eligible.
For more information and application instructions, go to wdfw.wa.gov/grants/alea/index.html or call 360-902-2700 for assistance.