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 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will use this grant to purchase about 63 acres of land near Ebey Island in Snohomish County. This property is adjacent to over 1,200 acres of existing WDFW ownership that are managed as part of the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area. The property will provide wetland habitats that benefit amphibians, shorebirds, raptors and waterfowl. The primary recreation opportunities provided by this project are active recreation in the form of hunting, and passive recreation in the form of 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: 39 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.