Kennedy Creek p-NRCA Riparian Protection 2016

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 Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to purchase approximately 830 acres within the Kennedy Creek Natural Resources Conservation Area. This project will protect one of the few remaining high-quality salt marsh communities in Puget Sound, including vital habitat for migrating shorebirds. The project area also provides habitat for coastal cutthroat trout, steelhead, and Coho salmon. This project is located along Kennedy Creek in Mason County. This site supports habitat conservation and passive recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: 4312549 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Mason Legislative District: 35 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1418

Location Details

The site 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.