Cantwell Announces New Federal Funding for Green Lake Community Boathouse Upgrade Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that Seattle will receive $520,600 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for facility enhancements at the Green Lake Community Boathouse. The city will apply these federal funds toward a $1.5 million project to replace the boathouse at the park with an expanded facility that will accommodate more opportunities for boating, including non-motorized boating. 

The LWCF is our country’s most successful conservation program and helps support Washington state’s robust outdoor recreation economy, which is responsible for 201,000 direct jobs, $26.2 billion in annual consumer spending, and $7.6 billion in wages and salaries. Since its creation, LWCF has supported more than 600 projects in Washington state, including popular recreation sites such as Olympic National Park, Lake Chelan, and Riverside State Park. Thousands of Washingtonians have benefited from access to trails and outdoor recreation opportunities, as well as clean air and water preservation, which would not have been possible without the conservation funding provided by LWCF. 

Senator Cantwell has long been a leading congressional champion of the LWCF. Earlier this year, President Trump signed Cantwell’s bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize the LWCF into law. She has also introduced bipartisan legislation to make LWCF funding mandatory and ensure this critical program receives the full $900 million authorized to it each year.