Connelly Creek Corridor

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

Acquisition of 10.7 acres of undeveloped corridors to the north and south of existing Connelly Creek nature area for the protection of habitat and wildlife.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bellingham Parks & Rec Dept Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $218,492.00 Applicant Match: $218,493.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 40 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-105

Location Details

South properties: Take I-5 exit 250 and turn west on Old Fairhaven Road. Acquired properties will be on the north side along Old Fairhaven Road. North properties: Take I-5 exit 250 and turn west on Old Fairhaven Road. Turn north on 32nd Street and west onto Taylor. Acquired properties will be to the north where the trail crosses Taylor.

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.