Ebey Island Wildlife Area Addition

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 Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to buy 63 acres from willing landowners on Ebey Island, near Everett. The land is next to the department’s more than 1,200-acre Snoqualmie Wildlife Area. The land includes 25 acres of wetland, 20 acres of forested wetland, and 5 acres of a residential property that will become a parking lot. The parking lot will connect to a county road, which will provide new access to more than 300 acres of department land that is accessible only by boat. The land is used by amphibians, shorebirds, raptors, and waterfowl. The land will be used for bird hunting, wildlife viewing and photography, and hiking.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $950,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 44 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1637

Location Details

From north I5, east on Hwy 2, right on 51st to left/south on 43rd left on 38th, access is on the left

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.