Amon Creek Land Acqiusition

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

Acquisition of a 60 acre property along the west leg of Amon Creek. The property is comprised of intact shrub-steppe habitat and a salmon spawning tributary that feeds the Yakima River. The scope of this project is to protect this property from residential development and preserve the property in it’s natural state with the exception of the development soft trails and installation of interpretive panels to educate users about the habitat, fish and wildlife of the area.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Richland City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $183,810.60 Applicant Match: $739,500.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Benton Legislative District: 8 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 25-Jun

Location Details

From I-82 take exit 109 (Badger Rd.), turn right at stop sign onto Badger Road, turn left onto Leslie Road, continue approximately one mile. Parcel is on left side of Leslie Road 500 feet south of Center Blvd.

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.