CYPRESS ISLAND — The state’s final construction budget includes $535,000 for restoration work on Cypress Island, west of Anacortes.

The money, funded through a state Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program grant, will allow the state Department of Natural Resources to renovate five campsites, replace all picnic tables and fire rings, convert underused areas to campsites and renovate the loop trail around Cypress Head.

In addition, the grant will restore the Secret Harbor estuary, enhance public access and increase capacity for tourism and low-impact public uses, according to the WWRP website.

Since 1990, $13 million in public money has been dedicated for the protection of the island and development of campgrounds, public access and trails.

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