Kennedy Creek Floodplain Forest Restoration

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to restore 121 acres of recently acquired floodplain and upland forest habitat at Kennedy Creek Natural Area. Kennedy Creek is recognized throughout the region for its outstanding population of chum salmon, environmental education and public access opportunities. This project includes enhancement of floodplain and forest habitat connectivity through native tree planting on 90 acres and weed control on 121 acres.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $192,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Mason Legislative District: 35 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1613

Location Details

From Olympia, take Highway 101 W toward Shelton. Travel roughly 8 miles. Turn left onto Old Olympic Highway. Site is located on the left past the #2700 gated road and on the right after crossing the Kennedy Creek bridge.

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.