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Murray Announces Over $800,000 for Washington State’s Scenic Byways

Apr 24 2002

Three local projects to receive funding for preservation, enhancement of scenic vistas

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced $806,500 in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) scenic byways grants for three projects in Washington state. The funds, distributed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, will help recognize, preserve and enhance Washington's scenic roads and highways. As Chair of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Murray helped fund the Scenic Byways grants in last year's budget.

"I am pleased to announce these funds for the preservation and maintenance of Washington state's scenic roads and byways," Senator Murray said. "The projects funded today exemplify the best in community efforts to protect our environment while preserving historic and scenic spaces. In preserving these important natural settings we are also boosting local economies through new jobs and tourism."

The following Washington state projects will receive Scenic Byways Grants:

  • Iron Goat Interpretive Site, $646,500, US 2 Stevens Pass

  • Sweet Creek Falls Interpretive Trail Project, Phase I, $100,000, Pend Oreille

  • Coulees and Canyons Heritage Corridor Great Birding Tour, $60,000, Othello