Admiralty Inlet Natural Area Preserve 2010

Category Overview

Urban Wildlife Habitat projects fund close-to-home places to play and explore nature. As our urban areas are increasingly expanding and densifying, these grants protect important fish and wildlife habitat within five miles of densely populated areas, creating green refuges that help keep our ecosystems healthy and provide places to enjoy nature right in our backyards.

Project Highlights

This project acquired a 60-acre parcel that contains an endangered prairie plant population (including the golden paintbrush), imperiled old-growth forest, 2,300-feet of naturally functioning feeder bluff, and numerous fish and wildlife species. The site is adjacent to the southern boundary of the Admiralty Inlet NAP. Viewing areas and established, easily accessible walking trails exist on the property. The property includes six waterfront lots with outstanding views that were highly threatened with conversion to high-end residential development.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $200,816.77 Applicant Match: $200,816.77 Project Type: Acquisition County: Island Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1641

Location Details

From Clinton Ferry terminal, head north on Hwy 525. Turn left onto Hwy 20 toward the Keystone Ferry dock. Turn right on Wanamaker Rd. (Hwy 20 continues around to the left toward the ferry.) At the ‘T’ with Fort Casey Road, turn left. At the ‘T’ with Engle Rd, turn left (south) and head toward Camp Casey. Look for the sign for the Camp Casey Conference Center- North Entrance and turn right into that driveway. Go past the yellow house on the right and take a right at the intersection of two roads. Park in the gravel parking area across from the Alumni House.

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.