Kennedy Creek NAP 2012

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 Washington Department of Natural Resources used this grant to purchase 1 property within the Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve (NAP) and 1 property within the Kennedy Creek NRCA located in Mason and Thurston Counties. These acquisitions protect approximately 10.05 acres, including 4.36 acres of Riparian Protection, and about 5.69 acres of uplands. The properties include ecologically valuable salt marsh vegetation as well as riparian and upland habitat along Kennedy Creek and Schneider Creek. This project protects priority habitat for shorebirds, waterfowl, and salmonids.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $392,545.31 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Mason, Thurston Legislative District: 35 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1176

Location Details

Kennedy Creek NAP is located off Highway 101 near the Mason-Thurston County line, approximately 12 miles west of Olympia.

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.