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.
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.