THA grants support locally sponsored on-the-ground projects that restore or enhance the natural environment. Typical projects address water quality issues and fish and wildlife habitat protection or enhancement in or adjacent to waters of the state, such as streams, lakes, wetlands, or the ocean.
Projects that develop and implement aquatic land geographic information systems (GIS) that support restoration or enhancement of the natural environment are also eligible and may be proposed.
On-the-ground projects that address an environmental emergency may be eligible. An environmental emergency is defined as a risk to the natural environment as a result of a natural or man-made disaster.
On-the-ground projects of statewide significance may be proposed that use innovative approaches or technologies that could be applied in multiple watersheds throughout Washington, and result in a significant improvement to the natural environment.
To be considered, projects must provide primary benefits to public resources (land or water stewardship) and affiliated infrastructure.