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Preservation of open space is especially valuable to the urbanizing Puyallup area.

Puyallup River Levee Setback

Status
Funded in 2008
WWRP Applicant: Pierce County WWRP Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $431,351 Applicant Match: $431,351 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce  Legislative District: 31st 

Pierce County will use this grant to buy 19.2 acres for floodplain habitat on the Puyallup River at Fennel Creek. The land will be used for a future project to setback a levee and restore 53.8 acres of floodplain habitat about 2 miles from Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting. The existing levees significantly limit river channel and floodplains from functioning properly, and restoration would lead to dramatic improvements in habitat, benefiting Chinook salmon, bull trout, steelhead, and other salmon species. Pierce County will contribute more than $2.5 million.

RCO Project Number: 06-1883

Location

The site is west and south of the intersection of McCutcheon Rd and Rhodes Lake Rd. Travel south on SR 162 from Hwy 410. Turn right at 137th (private road before bridge) approximately 4.4 miles from HWY 410.

Red Marker Puyallup River Levee Setback
Pierce County will use this grant to buy 19.2 acres for floodplain habitat on the Puyallup River at Fennel Creek. The land will be used for a future project to setback a levee and restore 53.8 acres of floodplain habitat about 2 miles from Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting. The existing levees significantly limit river channel and floodplains from functioning properly, and restoration would lead to dramatic improvements in habitat, benefiting Chinook salmon, bull trout, steelhead, and other salmon species. Pierce County will contribute more than $2.5 million.
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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.

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