Spokane/Stevens County share park and rec grant

Staff Writer

Spokane and Stevens County will share a $156,516 Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission grant to fund patrols at Riverside State Park and other Spokane area trails.
The grant is through the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, which awarded nearly $116 million in grants for 276 projects that build and maintain outdoor recreation facilities and conserve wildlife habitat and working farms and forests around the state.
The Spokane/Stevens County grant, from the non-highway and off-road vehicle activities program, will fund a full-time ranger and associated equipment, outreach materials, and additional services from fully commissioned rangers, to patrol parks in Spokane and Stevens Counties.
The ranger will provide education and enforcement at the 12,000-acre Riverside State Park with nearly 100 miles of trail, the 40-mile-long Spokane River Centennial Trail and its trailheads, and the 24-mile Columbia Plateau Trail and trailheads from Fish Lake to Amber Lake.