Fern Cove

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Vashon Park District Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $398,500.00 Applicant Match: $398,500.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 34 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 93-079

Location Details

Fern Cove is located on the Northwest side of Vashon Island.

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.