Black River Riparian Forest

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 aquisition 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Renton Parks Department Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $228,350.00 Applicant Match: $2,486,650.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 37 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-296

Location Details

Half mile north of I-405 and quarter mile south of Martin Luther King Way.

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.