Magnuson Park Wetlands/Habitat Res

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 project created approximately 2 acres of new and restored wetlands as part of a larger restoration project to improve habitat and water quality. Work included adding new wetlands and enhancing existing wetlands by removing invasive plants, planting, and creating small ponds. Grasslands were converted to a new wetland, and we enhanced the upland buffer functions by creating upland shrub and upland forest habitats in a mosaic.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Seattle City of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $500,000.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 46 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1621

Location Details

From Interstate 5 you can exit at either N.E. 45th Street (Exit #169) or N.E. 65th Street (Exit #171). From the N.E. 45th Street exit, go east on 45th, past the University of Washington, and down the 45th Street ramp. Continue east past University Village Shopping Center. Bear left and continue about 2 miles. You will pass Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and Sand Point Village/Princeton Avenue. From the I-5 N.E. 65th Street exit, head east approximately four miles on 65th (stay on the arterial!) until you have crossed Sand Point Way N.E. into the N.E. 65th Street entrance to Warren G. Magnuson Park.

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.