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.
Protection for Fern Cove estuary uplands and tidelands at the mouth of the Nettle-Shinglemill Creek Watershed on Vashon Island. The site is pristine and offers excellent opportunities for planned education and interpretive activities by local schools. The 14.5-acre acquisition provides ecosystem protection, accessibility for the community, and kayaking possibilities.