Longfellow Creek Greenspace Expansion

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

Seattle will use this grant to buy .92 acre next to existing city-owned land in the Longfellow Creek Greenspace, a protected area within the Longfellow Creek watershed. Seattle has tried to acquire this wooded and undeveloped property for more than 15 years to help complete a large block of open space that extends from Camp Long to Sylvan Way. The overall greenspace provides wildlife habitat and watershed protection for Longfellow Creek as well as a home for species of concern such as bald eagles and coho and chum salmon. The property is for sale, and neighbors have urged the city to purchase it.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Seattle City of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $294,892.38 Applicant Match: $344,041.10 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 34 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # Jun-56

Location Details

From Northbound I-5, take the W SEATTLE BRIDGE / COLUMBIAN WAY EXIT #163. Continue onto the WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE. Take the DELRIDGE WAY SW ramp toward SOUTH SEATTLE C.C. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto DELRIDGE WAY SW. and continue for 1.2 miles. Turn RIGHT onto SW BRANDON ST. and continue for 0.3 miles. Turn LEFT onto 29TH AVE SW. and continue for 0.1 miles. Turn RIGHT onto SW FINDLAY ST. and continue for 1/2 block to the end of the paved street. The Allingham property is immediately south of the gate at the end of the street.

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.