Chambers Creek Acquisition

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

County acquired approximately 80 acres of the Chambers Creek drainage and associated wetlands, south of Tacoma. Chambers Creek is one of the largest drainages in Pierce County and is a salmon spawning stream.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Pierce County Parks & Rec Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: 1049687.76 Applicant Match: 234876.58 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 28 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-123

Location Details

South of Tacoma city limits in community in University Place, running to Puget Sound west of Bridgeport way and south of 64th Street. Best accessed from Chambers Creek Road (From Steilacoom to South, or University Place to North).

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.