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.
County acquisition of 277 acres of wetland area near Marysville. The site, including a hardwood forest, completely encompasses 40-acre Lake Martha and has a sphagnum bog that supports growth of the few-flowered sedge – a rare and sensitive plant species. Wildlife using the site include black bear, osprey, eagles, and the pileated woodpecker.