“New Nisqually State Park Enters Second Phase of Development”
“Nisqually State Park is entering its second phase of development thanks to nearly $3 million allocated through the Washington state capital budget.”
“According to a report by Oregon Public Broadcasting, $17 million more will be needed through 2019 for the project to flourish. The nearly $3 million will cover the first two years of development, thanks in no small part to state Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, and the state’s outdoor caucus, of which he is the chairman.”
“‘The plan is to develop Nisqually State Park into a full-service state park with camping and trails that has strong cultural ties to the Nisqually Tribe,’ Barkis said.
“The Nisqually Indian Tribe has already started that partnership by paying for an interpretive kiosk that educates the public on the Nisqually Tribe’s roots in the area, which is west of Eatonville,” by Dabniel Warn, Nisqually Valley News. Read more
“Roy Council Moves Forward With Grant for Yelm Prairie Line Trail”
“In a unanimous vote Monday, June 10, the Roy City Council gave their approval to apply for a grant that would cover planning expenses for the Pierce County portion of the Yelm Prairie Line Trail, a project to connect Yelm and Roy with 4.8 miles of trail,” by Eric Rosanne, Nisqually Valley News. Read more