Lund’s Gulch/Lund’s Creek

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

The objective of the Lund’s Gulch/Lund’s Creek acquisition project is to purchase those properties along Lund’s Creek that are targeted for development and are necessary to protect this watershed. The long term goal is the preservation of the Lund’s Creek basin and Meadowdale County Park. This will preserve the entire region for use as open space and wildlife habitat. Since 1980 the local schools have been releasing salmon into the stream and working to improve the stream and surrounding habitats for wildlife survival. More intense development is expected in the near future, so protection of this public area is vital to the quality of life of our residents. The community has and will continue to use this area for recreation, nature watching, changing their pace of life, learning, and helpful volunteering.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Lynnwood Parks & Rec Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $420,372.89 Applicant Match: $887,570.13 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 21 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 97-1113

Location Details

Lund's Gulch is located north of the City of Lynnwood with approximate boundaries of 164th Street on the south, 52nd - 56th Avenue on the east, 152nd SW on the north, and Puget Sound on the west. The Gulch is over 250 acres with approximately 105.5 acres in public ownership (Meadowdale Beach County Park). Proceed north on 52nd Avenue West to west on 160th Street. Follow park signs.

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.