The Coalition requests that the legislature appropriate $90 million in the 2013-15 capital budget to fund over 100 projects towards the preservation of wildlife habitat, the protection of working farms and the creation of neighborhood parks and ballfields in communities across Washington.
In 2005, the Legislature added a Riparian Protection account to the WWRP grant program. It acquires and restores fresh and salt water habitat for fish, shorebirds and other species, and helps local governments comply with the Washington State Shoreline Management Act.
The Coalition has secured $25.5 million for state grants for 29 Riparian Protection projects to date.
Below are lists and a map of proposed and funded WWRP projects.
- Bass/Beaver Lake Complex Acquisition
King County will use this grant to protect 107 acres...
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- Decker Creek Riparian Conservation
Mason County will use this grant to protect the 500-acre...
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- East Fork Lewis Riparian Habitat
Clark County will use this grant to buy 52 acres...
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- Glen Cove Acquisition
State Parks will use this grant to acquire 30 acres...
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- Issaquah Creek WaterWays - Phase 1
Issaquah will use this grant to acquire 7.8 acres of...
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- Middle Fork Natural Area Acquisition
King County will use this grant to buy 50 acres...
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- Puyallup River Levee Setback
Pierce County will use this grant to buy 19.2 acres...
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- Shell Creek Property
Edmonds will use this grant to buy and preserve .23...
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Note: Not all projects are shown.
Ask your legislator to support these projects!
Proposed Projects for 2012 - 2013 15 total projects $14,251,096
1990 - 2010 Funded Projects 28 total projects $26,579,338
What is the WWRP?
The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.