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Tukes Mountain Land Acquisition

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Funded in 2009
WWRP Applicant: Clark County WWRP Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $227,750 Applicant Match: $227,750 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark  Legislative District: 18th 

Clark County will use this grant to buy 25 acres on Tukes Mountain, just east of Battle Ground, to protect habitat for urban wildlife, create educational opportunities, and provide trails. The preservation of this property would support Clark County's efforts to establish a trail system near the property. Clark County will contribute $227,750.

RCO Project Number: 06-1940

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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