Lake Cassidy/Lake Martha Wetlands

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County Parks Dept Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $500,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-117

Location Details

Lake Stevens/Marysville Area.

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.