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Dabob Bay Natural Area 2010
- Funded in 2011
The Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to buy 90 acres to protect some of the most ecologically important and highly threatened private shoreline in the 6,287-acre Dabob Bay Natural Area on Puget Sound. The land includes coastal bluffs and shorelines that provide sediment and woody materials to keep the Dabob Bay system functioning. The purchase will protect local water quality and habitat for animals listed under the federal Endangered Species Act, such as orca, marbled murrelet, Hood Canal summer chum salmon, Chinook salmon, and steelhead trout. Dabob Bay is one of the most intact estuarine bays remaining in Puget Sound, but is threatened by increasing shoreline development within rapidly growing eastern Jefferson County. The department is working with The Nature Conservancy, Northwest Watershed Institute, and Jefferson Land Trust on a multi-phased project to protect an intact coastal estuarine system. This grant is from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.
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.