Carpenter Creek

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

The Carpenter Creek Salt Marsh acquisition is located near the urban growth area of Kingston. This project will acquire 14.31 acres of wetlands near Kingston. The property includes estuarine salt marsh at the mouth of Carpenter Creek which serves as critical habitat for salmon and cutthroat trout. Acquisition will help create a primary link to other nearby public lands.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kitsap County Parks and Rec Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $144,661.75 Applicant Match: $144,661.75 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 23 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1444

Location Details

From Hwy 104 entering Kingston, turn right just 2 blocks before the Washington State Ferry onto West Kingston Road. Follow this road approximately 3/4 mile. The salt marsh is located just past the intersection of S. Kingston Road on your right. The other access is located on Barber Cutoff Road. Go approximately 1/4 mile and park at the Stillwaters Environmental Education Center at 26059 Barber Cut off Rd.(360-297-2876) The property is west of here

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.