Illahee Preserve, Kitsap County Heritage Park

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

Kitsap County Parks and Recreation will use this grant to acquire approximately 27 acres to add to the 587-acre Illahee Preserve Heritage Park within the Kitsap County Urban Growth Area.The Preserve includes a nearly self-contained salmonid watershed, a wildlife preserve, and has a system of non-motorized, active and passive use trails.There is an existing trailhead which has parking, kiosks, a picnic shelter, and interpretive signage.The primary conservation opportunity provided by this project is habitat protection.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kitsap County Parks and Rec Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $1,000,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 23 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1742

Location Details


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.