Chehalis River Surge Plain NAP 2016

Category Overview

Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state.

Project Highlights

After over a decade we were successful of in acquiring 1,469.24 acres in the core of this site. This was the largest and most import parcel in this grant. DNR invested heavily into the weed control of this parcel as the aquatic weeds spread heavily in the surge plain. Given this significant amount of acreage, planning and implementation for public access is underway. We had many communications with the other priority parcel owners, but due to a host of reasons including change of ownership, at this time we will not be able to proceed with purchasing any of the other parcels.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $1,902,997.86 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Grays Harbor Legislative District: 19, 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1413

Location Details

The Chehalis River Surge Plain NAP is located south east of the town of Central Park in Grays Harbor County, along the Chehalis river. Access is from Highway 107

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.