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.
This acquisition added 14 acres along the Black River to the 67 acres already in Renton’s ownership. In the highly developed Green River Valley, the project provides additional protection of unique and critical wildlife, including over 65 species of waterfowl and 35 species of mammals. Additionally, there are six rare species of vegetation.