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

Washington State Parks will use this grant to restore 55 acres of open dunes in Leadbetter Point State Park, building on 500 acres of dune restoration by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on the adjacent Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Leadbetter Point is located on the northernmost end of Long Beach Peninsula in Pacific County, which contains the largest undeveloped coastal dune system remaining in Washington State. This project will help restore habitat for two federally listed threatened species – western snowy plover and streaked horned lark; and two state listed endangered species – pink sand verbena and bear’s-foot sanicle; as well as the critically imperiled dune ecosystem (North Pacific Maritime Coastal Sand Dune and Strand). The park provides hiking, bird watching, beach walking and outdoor education in this unique coastal ecosystem. The primary habitat to be restored is coastal dune.

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.