WWRP Projects Funded in the House Budget ($70M)
Developing Yakima Rivershore and Trail--West Richland will use this WWRP grant to acquire 2 acres of riverfront for access, develop trail, park, and education kiosks, and restore and preserve the Yakima Rivershore while providing essential public access.
Yakima River Waterfront Park--If this WWRP grant is funded, the City of West Richland will improve and expand river access and recreation in an economically challenged, socially diverse neighborhood-- with amenities that will also be accessible to regional residents and visitors of all types.
Lower Castle Rock Acq.--If funded, the city of Wenatchee will provide centrally located access to the Wenatchee Foothills. The site has been used by hikers, mountain bikers and skiers, however these uses are in jeopardy as the owner is a land developer who is interested in pursuing their development options.
Stemilt Basin--If this WWRP grant is funded, Chelan County will protect the Stemilt Basin and the hiking, bird watching, fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling and agricultural benefits it provides.
Camas Meadows Natural Area--WWRP grant funding will allow the Department of Natural Resources to protect the Meadows for wildlife and wildflowers frequented by school groups and local residents.
Miller Peninsula Initial Park Access--If this WWRP grant is funded, State Parks will be able to create additional access to three state parks, increasing the number of visitors and generating revenue for State Parks.
Cougar Creek Woods Park-- The Cougar Creek Woods Park will provide a much-needed urban park in a rapidly growing residential area, if this WWRP grant is funded.
Flume Creek Habitat Area--Clark County will purchase 160 acres of shoreline, wetlands, and mature upland forest of Flume Creek Habitat Area to provide hiking, wildlife viewing, and outdoor education near the City of Ridgefield.
John Ball Park--Vancouver Parks & Recreation Department will use this grant to acquire the only urban park serving the neighborhoods of downtown Vancouver, 2.4-acre John Ball Park, providing open lawn areas for sports, picnicking, play equipment, walking paths and community gathering opportunities.
Chinook Park--A WWRP grant will allow Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation to expand Chinook Park to provide an essential public land connection through the greenway for safe pedestrian access to surrounding neighborhoods and local schools.
Washougal Oaks Natural Area--If this WWRP grant is funded, the Department of Natural Resources will protect a fish-bearing stream inside a steep forested ravine that runs through the heart of the site.
Harry Gardner Park--Cowlitz County will use the WWRP grant to add camping and day-use amenities to Harry Gardner Park, a historic and natural site for community service, outdoor education, fishing, and bird watching.
Ferry County Rail Trail--If this WWRP grant is funded, Ferry County will create a rail trail to provide a critical recreation opportunity for our local community and attract visitors to Ferry County.
Sam Benn Park Rest--The City of Aberdeen will restore recreational facilities in Sam Benn Park, with a special focus on the scenic tennis courts.
Admiralty Inlet Natural Area Rest.--Whidbey Camano Land Trust is requesting a WWRP grant to protect Admiralty Inlet from invasion by weedy species that threaten native plants.
Trillium Community Forest --Island County will use this WWRP grant and hundreds of volunteers to develop two multi-user trailheads and an extensive trail system in one of the largest contiguous forests in Island County.
Ebey's Reserve - 3 Sisters Family Farms--With WWRP grant funding, Whidbey Camano Land Trust will protect the 3 Sisters Farm, a free range beef producer, from development and conversion.
Crockett Lake Riparian--With WWRP grant funding, Whidbey Camano Land Trust will protect Crockett Lake, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike and a favorite birding site and a place of outstanding scenic beauty.
Short Family Farm--Jefferson Land Trust will use this WWRP grant to protect a family farm from future development and make it affordable for the next generation.
Clearwater Riparian Protection--This WWRP grant will allow the Nature Conservancy to protect riparian forests from the headwater of the Clearwater River to the Queets River for fish habitat.
Dabob Bay Natural Area Riparian--This WWRP grant will protect more than a mile of critical shoreline, restoring water quality and the shellfish populations that depend on these efforts.
Cross Kirkland Corridor--If this grant is funded, the City of Kirkland will acquire a former railroad corridor to develop a recreational trail, the Cross Kirkland Corridor, through eight of Kirkland's 13 neighborhoods.
East Lake Sammamish Trail--If this WWRP grant is funded, King County Parks will develop the North Sammamish Segment along an abandoned railroad corridor, a missing link in a 44-mile non-motorized trail system extending from Puget Sound in Seattle to the Cascade Foothills.
East Tiger Mtn Trail Dev.--If this WWRP grant is funded, the Department of Natural Resources will develop two new trails within the east Tiger Mountain State Forest area.
Huse/Soos Creek Acq.--The City of Kent is acquiring 33.7 acres near Hues/Soos Creek to connect the Panther Lake area to Lake Meridian Park for trail users, with a spectacular view of Mt Rainier, and for protection of flood storage, salmon and wildlife habitat, and water quality in the region.
Olallie Trail Dev.--The State Parks and Recreation Commission will construct the Olallie Trail to provide hiking and mountain biking access to expansive views of glacial valleys, and dramatic topography of Mountain to Sound Greenway.
Pinnacle Peak Trailhead Dev.--With a WWRP grant, King County Parks will significantly improve access to Pinnacle Peak Park, a heavily used 256-acre forested volcanic cone defined by sweeping vistas of Mt. Rainier and the White River Valley.
Redmond Central Connector--If this grant is funded, the City of Redmond will develop the first mile of the Redmond Central Connector, providing alternative transportation options and recreational opportunities for residents, employees, and visitors.
Evergreen Rotary Playground--The City of Bremerton seeks a WWRP grant to build the first disability-accessible playground within 60 miles of the city
South Kitsap Park-Expansion--A WWRP grant will allow Kitsap County to build a skatepark plaza for intermediate skaters, ramps and in-line skating at the South Kitsap Regional Park.
Lake Tahuya Access--The Department of Fish and Wildlife will collaborate with the local community to develop a trout fishery, and provide access to the existing fishing, bird watching, canoeing and kayaking opportunities on the historic Lake Tahuya.
Kitsap Forest & Bay - Shoreline Access--This WWRP grant will protect the landscape of Port Gamble Bay, preserve habitat values, protect cultural resources, and create opportunities for educational and low-impact recreational access to the Bay; however this opportunity will disappear if sold to a private buyer.
Kitsap Forest & Bay - Grovers Creek--If this WWRP grant is funded, Kitsap County will protect a critical wildlife link under imminent threat of residential development.
North Kitsap Heritage Park--The Kitsap County Parks and Recreation will acquire 470 acres of natural habitat and open space for the North Kitsap Heritage Park, to protect headwaters of two priority salmon-bearing streams containing wetlands, ponds, mature forests and critical terrestrial animal habitats, with tremendous community support from City of Poulsbo, Suquamish Tribe, Stillwaters Environmental Center, Audubon, Olympic Property Group, stewardship and recreational community groups.
Rotary Park Dev.--Bainbridge Island Parks will renovate Rotary Park, the first community park established on Bainbridge Island used by 26 percent of all households on the island.
Stavis / Kitsap Forest Natural Area--The Department of Natural Resources will acquire private properties in the combined Stavis Natural Resources Conservation Area and Kitsap Forest Natural Area Preserve, including one of the best remaining examples of Douglas fir-western hemlock/evergreen huckleberry forest, designated recovery area for threatened Hood Canal summer chum, and habitats for ducks, bald eagle, great blue heron, mountain quail, cougar, and black bear.
Heart of the Cascades--A WWRP grant will allow the Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect wildlife habitat, hunting and hiking opportunities from subdivision and development.
Big Horn - Yakima Access--If this WWRP grant is funded, the Department of Fish and Wildlife will provide exceptional recreational river access to the Big Horn - Yakima River. The Yakima Canyon conservatively serves tens of thousands of recreationists annually but access points have become crowded.
Wanapum Natural Area--If this WWRP grant is funded, the Department of Natural Resources will protect unique sand dunes from invasive species, weeds and erosion.
Old Highway 10 Access Dev.--If this WWRP grant is funded, the Department of Fish and Wildlife will create a safe water exit from the river for fishing and rafting within a half mile of the Town Diversion Dam northwest of Ellensburg where there currently is none for public use.
Forest and Meadow Restoration-- If this WWRP grant is funded, the Department of Natural Resources will restore habitat for the Sandhill Crane, a popular bird for the Washington State birding trail, drawing birdwatchers from around the state
Rock Creek--A WWRP grant will allow the Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect fish and wildlife habitat along Rock Creek
Chehalis Pool Renov.--If this WWRP grant is funded, the City of Chehalis will renovate the Chehalis Community Pool, the only seasonal pool in the region that is in a desperate state of disrepair, isunsafe, lacks cost & energy efficiencies, and is in imminent danger of being closed.
Mason County Recreation Area Infield Renov.--With WWRP funding, Mason County will renovate two infields at Mason County Recreation Area Park near the City of Shelton, dramatically improving field playability and reducing maintenance costs.
Kennedy Creek Natural Area--If this WWRP grant is funded, the Department of Natural Resources will protect bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and fish habitat
Fudge Point--State Parks will use a WWRP grant fund to provide beach access, hiking, kayaking and picnicking for the public at Fudge Point
Oakland Bay Rest.--WWRP grant funding will enable Capitol Land Trust, the Squaxin Island Tribe and their project partners to protect important estuarine habitat and some of the most productive shellfish beds in Washington State.
Susie Stephens Trail--If this WWRP grant is funded, the Town of Winthrop will develop 3/4 mile of nonmotorized trail to provide access from downtown Winthrop to the south town limits.
Methow Forest Restoration Project Phase I--The Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks WWRP grant funds to create jobs to carry out key restorations in the Methow Wildlife Area to prevent catastrophic forest fires.
Hays Farmland--If this WWRP grant is funded, the Okanogan Land Trust will keep ranchland working for future generations by entering a voluntary conservation agreement with Hays Ranch.
Methow Riparian--This WWRP grant will protect bull trout habitat in the Methow River.
Okanogan Similkameen--A WWRP grant will allow the Department of Fish and Wildlife to use conservation easements with willing landowners to protect muledeer habitat, preserve working farms and secure portions of the Okanogan County's planned regional trail network.
Schell Farmland--If this WWRP grant is funded, Okanogan Land Trust can place a permanent agricultural easement on ranch land, protecting the land from development for the second generation while keeping the farmers working on prime soil in the Okanogan Highlands near Havillah.
Winthrop Ice Rink--Town of Winthrop will use this WWRP grant to expand the function of the Winthrop Ice Rink, adding refrigeration, new restrooms and a changing area. Fixing these problems will enable a full operating schedule with tournaments and events that contribute to Winthrop's winter economy.
Cape Disappointment Seaview Dunes--State Parks seeks to protect the breathtaking views of Seaview Dunes at Camp Disappointment from the loss of the viewshed along the Long Beach Peninsula.
North Willapa Bay Dev--The Department of Fish and Wildlife will develop public recreational access to North Willapa Bay, one of the most pristine estuaries in the United States.
Anderson Acq.--With broad community support, the Key Peninsula Metro Park District will acquire the 40 acre Anderson property, which will serve as the trailhead for the 360 acre recreation area, providing safe access, parking, and restrooms for trail users, and picnic areas, garden, and playground for the community as the flagship of Key Pen Parks.
Manke Property--This WWRP grant will allow Manke Timber Company to sell and protect a key inholding next to the planned Nisqually State Park.
Eddon Boat Waterfront Park Exp.--The City of Gig Harbor will purchase 167 feet of low-bank waterfront parcels to expand the historic Eddon Boat Waterfront Park for public access, with an addition of cultural center, kayak launch, dock area, beach and panoramic views of Gig Harbor Bay for anglers, kayakers, canoers in the historic fishing village.
Gig Harbor PlayZone Playground--Driven by citizen advocates and community leaders, the City of Gig Harbor will replace a popular but aged playground that must be removed this year
NisqualIy Initial Park Access--The State Parks and Recreation Commission will use the grant to create a small parking lot to increase visitation of the Nisqually State Park, and to improve recreational facilities including toilet, kiosk, interpretive signs, as well as vegetation restoration.
Point Defiance Missing Link--With grant funding, the Tacoma Metro Parks Department will be able to complete the Missing Link project, the culmination of a decades old dream and the final one-half mile segment to create a seven-mile waterfront pedestrian connection from downtown Tacoma to the nationally renowned Point Defiance Park.
Wilkeson Skatepark--This WWRP grant will provide a skatepark for youth who often cannot travel out of this rural area for recreation opportunities.
Fohn Farm--A WWRP grant will help protect and maintain a 40-acre dairy ranch in the heart of the Skagit Delta.
M. Egbers Farm--To protect the wintering grounds of the Trumpeter Swans and Canadian Snow geese, as well as the scenery for visitors on their way to the annual tulip festival, Skagit County will purchase the productive M. Egbers Farm, located in the Skagit Valley where 6 percent of the world's best seeds are grown.
Mount Vernon Skagit Riverwalk Park--Mount Vernon will use this WWRP grant to construct the largest open-space park and farmers market in historic downtown Mount Vernon.
Nelson-Brand Farm--If this WWRP grant is funded, Skagit County protect some of the best agricultural lands in Western Washington for future generations.
Nelson-Estes Farm--This WWRP grant will protect the Nelson-Estes farm through a voluntary conservation agreement that will enhance the water quality of the Samish River.
Olson Family Farm--If this grant is funded, Skagit County will place a voluntary conservation agreement on the Olson farm, a multi generational farm that also provides wetland habitat to nesting birds.
Curtis Farm--This grant will protect the Curtis family farm that produces seeds, potatoes, and lettuces and is also a migratory bird habitat.
Egbers Farm--To protect the wintering grounds of the Trumpeter Swans and Canadian Snow geese, as well as the scenery for visitors on their way to the annual tulip festival, Skagit County will purchase the productive Egbers Farm, the last parcel of Bud Egbers' farmland that he put into a conservation easement.
Harmony Farm--Skagit County will purchase the 200-acre Harmony Farm, to protect the prime soil farmland and part of the Pacific Northwest Migratory Flyway for the wintering Trumpeter Swans and Canadian Snow geese, as well as minimizing development to reduce risks from stormwater runoff.
Hedlin Farm--This WWRP grant will allow Skagit County to protect regionally and internationally important farmland east of La Conner.
Stephen Johnson Farm--With a WWRP grant, Skagit County will protect a cabbage, seed and potato farm just outside the city limits of La Conner.
Todd Johnson Farm--WWRP grant funding will protect the Johnson farm, a buffer between urban growth and retaining the valuable farmlands beyond.
Mt St Helens Pine Creek--Columbia Land Trust will use the grant to protect 15 miles of Pine Creek, originating from Mt St Helens and flowing through riparian, forest and riverine habitats that are home to a wide array of amphibians and wildlife.
Beacon Rock Picnic Shelter--The State Parks and Recreation Commission will construct a picnic shelter at Beacon Rock State Park for outdoor gatherings, including weddings, family reunions and community events.
City Park Play & Spray Area--If this grant is funded, the City of Edmonds will improve the play features of the much-used and much-loved Edmonds City Park, including replacing the park's closed-down wading pool, once very popular with the community, but non-operational since 2007.
Senator Henry M. Jackson Park Renov.--If this WWRP grant is funded, the City of Everett will renovate a low-income neighborhood park to provide active recreation, such as captivating and challenging play equipment, court games, open lawn play, walking and jogging, as well as passive recreation, such as gardening, picnicking, socializing, and exposure to a sustainable environment.
Robinette Ranch--If this WWRP grant is funded, PCC Farmland Trust will protect 110 acres of pristine rangeland from future subdivision for residential development just 5 miles outside the Cheney urban area.
Spokane River Centennial Trail Ext.--If this grant is funded, State Parks will construct a 1.98 mile, 10 foot-wide paved trail extension from Spokane's popular Centennial Trail, linking Avista Utilities' Nine Mile Resort on Lake Spokane with the existing 37-mile Spokane River Centennial Trail and Spokane County's Sontag Park.
South Puget Sound Prairie & Oak Woodland--With WWRP grant funding, the Department of Fish and Wildlife will restore Scatter Creek, Mima Mounds, Bald Hill, Rocky Prairie and West Rocky Prairie from invasive species.
Funk Farm--Whatcom County will purchase the Funk Farm Property, which contains 100 percent prime soil and is threatened by conversion.
Cowiche Basin Rangelands--The Washington State Conservation Commission in cooperation with the North Yakima Conservation District and a willing landowner are requesting WWRP grant funds to preserve a cattle operation for future generations.
Oak Creek Forest Rest.--With WWRP funding, the Department of Fish and Wildlife will promote forest health and reduce the catastrophic risk of wildfires.
Trout Lake Valley Farm--A WWRP grant will protect a third generation farm in the shadow of Mt. Adams in Trout Lake Valley, renowned for its productive farm and forest lands, abundant wildlife, recreation strong community values, and extraordinary beauty.