Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.
The City of Camas seeks funding assistance to acquire 55-acres of forested uplands including the Green Mountain volcanic cone which raises up to 804 feet in elevation as a prominent feature. The property acquisition will complete the final missing piece of land to create a continuous protected conservation greenbelt expanding upon publicly-owned Green Mountain area with Clark County Legacy Lands to the east and Department of Natural Resources properties, the Lacamas Prairie Natural Area located to the west of the project site. Future development is anticipated to include such things as trailheads and parking, picnic facilities, trails, and viewpoints. The site will support a variety of passive recreational activities including hiking, jogging, biking, and nature watching, as well as opportunities for scenic viewpoints which affords outstanding views of the surrounding landscape including a vista to Mount Hood. These features will be an integral part of the City’s trail network system that connects to the Lacamas Lake trail system, and has the potential to connect regionally to Camp Bonneville, and to the Lake-to-Lake future trails systems. There are three (3) Class III Wetlands on the properties (city owned combined 115 acres) with Wetland Ratings of 6, 6 and 19; respectively. Portions of the forested area onsite have been identified to meet the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife definition of a Biodiversity Area.