The Dishman Hills Conservancy (DHC has been selected for a wildlife habitat grant of up to $800,000 from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. This grant will help pay for 260 acres of land adjoining the Rocks of Sharon including a new property on Willow Springs Road. These property additions will expand our existing wildlife habitat and protect native plant ecosystems, supporting biodiversity in the Dishman Hills area. Also, the grant funds will make possible the addition of more trails and another trailhead, which will expand the recreational access to our lands.
In order to receive the funds, the DHC is required to raise a matching amount of money, which means that every dollar you donate through the end of the year - up to $800,000 - will be matched by the State - that's money coming back from Olympia to Spokane County!
So far, the DHC has raised nearly $615,000 toward that goal. In order to maximize the potential of this grant, we must raise an additional $185,000 by December 31st in order to receive the full match of $800,000 - a $1.6 million opportunity! Please consider donating today to help us maximize this opportunity and protect the land in the Dishman Hills area in perpetuity.
In order to get to know the area better we invite you to download a map and then get out on the trails to explore the many facets of the Dishman Hills.
DHC is raising funds to buy 137 acres on Willow Springs Road!
The Dishman Hills Conservancy has an aggressive conservation plan to acquire 1200 acres by 2022 and connect the existing conservation areas. The 120-acres adjoining Big Rock in the Iller Creek Unit was acquired for about $600,000 in December of 2018. DHC has an agreement to purchase another 120-acres off of Willow Springs Road. These acquisitions have high diversity of native plants and animals including moose, elk, deer, and bear. Aside from nature conservation, we also plan to add new trails and a new trailhead to expand recreational access to our lands.
Lots of other great events coming up with DHC
Check out our Events Page for information on our Hikes and other upcoming events.
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