Green River Acquisition

Category Overview

Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state.

Project Highlights

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks used this grant to purchase fee title of 38.5 acres within the 1,000-acre Green River Natural Area. The existing residence, exotic landscaping, and infrastructure were removed, then the area revegetated with native plants. The property has salmon habitat in excellent condition with functioning side channels, floodplain forests, and varied types of habitats within the river. Recovery of Chinook salmon relies on the protection of intact, productive habitats. The natural area is home to Green River fall Chinook salmon.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King County DNR & Parks Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $869,409.50 Applicant Match: $875,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Restoration County: King Legislative District: 31 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1241

Location Details

I-5 to SR-18 east. Exit at Auburn-Black Diamond Road and turn right. After ~300 feet, turn right onto SE Green Valley Road. Travel ~4.5 miles and turn right into driveway at 17321 SE Green Valley Road.

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.