Cherry Creek Acquisitions

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

King County will acquire a conservation easement on 25 acres of Riparian Protection habitat along Cherry Creek in the Markworth Forest. Cherry Creek is a high quality salmonid stream. Acquisition will include a minimum of 220-foot buffers around significant wetlands adjacent to Cherry Creek. Work will include demolishing an empty house and outbuildings.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King County DNR & Parks Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: 265000 Applicant Match: 265000 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1870

Location Details

Take Hwy 203 north from Carnation. About 2 miles out of town, turn right on Stillwater Rd. Veer right on Kelly Rd at Kelly Rd/Big Rock Rd intersection. Veer left on Kelly Rd at Kelly Rd/Lake Joy Rd intersection. Turn right on Stossel Creek Creek Rd. Continue to the end of the pavement. Where the road surface turns to gravel, stay to the right and continue on gravelled public road for about 3 miles.

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.