By Betty Carteret, Friends of Skagit Beaches Board President
The Department of Ecology’s Public Participation Grant program has awarded a two year extension of the Trail Tales project grant to Friends of Skagit Beaches. The grant extension runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015. Trail Tales and its volunteers were highly praised by state agency representatives that attended the recent sign dedication. Ecology’s Lands and Aquatic Lands Section Manager, Barry Rogowski (photo), called Trail Tales “awesome” and expressed his appreciation for our support of Ecology’s Anacortes Baywide Cleanup project.
In a recent Anacortes American article, grant program manager, Jason Alberich, described Trail Tales as “one of the better programs receiving a Public Participation Grant . . . A second grant of $116,000 has been approved to continue the program because the need is still here and because of the project’s demonstrated success.”