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Page A-6 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, June 19, 2014 NEWS BRIEFS Journal file photo Mason County has requested a $500,000 state grant to install a turf football and soccer field at North Mason High School. State agency requests money for eight Mason County park projects The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Co- alition (WWRP) has submitted requests with the Governor's Office for $97 million to fund grants for 220 projects statewide, including eight locations in Mason County. The WWRP grant program is funded through the state's capital budget. Last year, the state Leg- islature approved $65 million in capital budget for WWRP projects. The eight grant proposals in Mason County come from a variety of applicants. Mason County is seeking a $1 million grant, with a 50 percent, or $1 million match from the county, to conserve 58 acres near Coulter Creek for water ac- cess and a future North Bay trail between Allyn and Victor. Washington State Parks is seeking a grant for $497,623 to acquire land at Fudge Point at Harstine Island to develop a public access to the area. The state Department of Natural Resources has requested a $2.2 million grant to protect 114 acres of wetland at Ink Blot and Schumaker Creek, north of Shelton. The Department of Natural Resources has also requested an $845,564 grant to protect 80 acres of salt marsh near Kennedy Creek. The Squaxin Island Tribe has requested a $925,000 grant, with a $977,700 required match from the tribe, to buy a conservation easement on 816 acres of forest and wetlands near Little Skoo- kum Inlet to protect salmon. The tribe has also applied for a $140,000 grant with a $145,000 match to buy 22.9 acres of estu- O PHIL stands for a Peninsula Home Improvement Loan specifically designed to help you get things done around the house! There are Iotof ects Z24 APR Even home repairs. If its home related, PHIL can probably getit done! Z4900o + APR (800) 426-1601 www.pcfcu.org C R E D SHELTON BELFAIR PORT ORCHARD POULSBO PORT TOWNSEND Loans are subject to a royal *APR refers to Annual Percentage Rate and is effective as of June 11 2014. Additional terms and oonditions may a.lpl..y. Loan amounts from $P0 to $:15 000. Pay only 7.24% APR for 60 monthlypayments of $19 92 for each $1 000 borrowed Pay only 7,49% APR for 120. monthly payments of $11.88 per'S1000 borrowed, Terms available from 6Omonths, up to 120 months See a representative for details. This is a limiteo time offer and may be withdrawn at any time. i 0 N LENDER cry and riparian habitat at the mouth of Skookum Creek to preserve salmon habitat. Mason County has requested a $500,000 grant, with a $700,000 required match from the county, to install a synthetic turf football and soccer field at North Mason High School. The project is a partnership among the North Mason School District, the county and local youth football and soccer associations. Mason County has also applied for a $225,000 grant with a $225,000 match to restore two baseball fields at Sand Hill Park in Belfair. County proclaims Amateur Radio Week Mason County commissioners signed a proclama- tion Tuesday declaring the week of June 23-29 as Amateur Radio Week. The week coincides with Amateur Radio Field Day on June 28 and June 29. According to the American Radio Relay League, the field day involves 35,000 radio operators commu- nicating from remote locations. Mason County has 375 amateur radio operators licensed with the Federal Communication Commis- sion, according to the county's Division of Emergen- cy Management. The amateur radio operators provide radio com- munications during emergencies, according to the county. Remember Lightning Safety Week 2014 Each year, the United States gets about 25 mil- lion lightning strikes. In the past 30 years, 55 people have been killed and 300 have been injured by light- ning strikes. The Mason County Division of Emergency Man- agement (DEM) has partnered with the National Weather Service to recognize June 22 through June 28 as Lightning Safety Week. For more information, go to lightningsafety.noaa. gov. Compiled by reporter Natalie Johnson Serving Hason County since 1934 !00brating years Keeping our community connected To thank our customers this year We're giving away 80 prizes! For your chance to win everything from game systems= to gift cards= tablets, & more mrat  join the celebration at hoe.net