Leadbetter Point Coastal Dune 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

State Parks will use this grant to restore 55 acres of open dunes and 100 acres of shrub-dominated dunes in Leadbetter Point State Park. Leadbetter Point, the northernmost end of Long Beach peninsula, is the largest undeveloped coastal dune system in Washington. The dunes are a critically imperiled dune ecosystem and are used by endangered pink sand verbena and bear’s foot sanicle and by western snowy plover and streaked horned lark, both of which are listed as threatened with extinction under the federal Endangered Species Act. This work will build on the 500 acres of dune restored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the adjacent Willapa National Wildlife Refuge.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $80,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Pacific Legislative District: 19 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1575

Location Details

From Raymond follow Highway 101 towards Long Beach Peninsula. Turn north onto Sandridge Road and continue north until Sandridge Road intersects with Highway 103. Follow Highway 103 north until it ends at the park road. Follow the park road north until it ends at the parking lot. Hike along the trail that leads west to the ocean. The worksite extends from the trail south to the park boundary.

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.