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Antoine Peak Acquisition Phase 2
- Funded in 2009
The Spokane County Department of Parks, Recreation and Golf will use this grant to buy 370 acres of a 3,375-foot mountain (Antoine Peak) that forms a prominent and spectacular backdrop to Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, and Newman Lake. The county wants to protect the land because of the critical nature of its habitat for wildlife, its million dollar view shed, and its use as a watchable wildlife area to the nearly half-million residents of the county. The site offers a broad range of year-round outdoor activities such as hiking, wildlife watching, riding horses, mountain biking, picnicking, trail running, and cross country skiing. It is part of an important wildlife corridor that stretches north to Mount Spokane State Park and into the Selkirk Mountains. It is home elk, moose, black bear, deer, and eight species in decline. Many streams cross the property providing critical water and recharging the source of drinking water for more than 500,000 people. The county will contribute $1,674,450 in conservation futures. This was the top ranked project of 15 competing for funding in the urban wildlife habitat category of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. (08-1334)
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.