Maury Island Heronry Acquisition

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

An acquisition of 15 acres to support the largest great blue heron rookery in King County, near the south end of Vashon Island. The site has 102 active nests in a red alder forest.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Vashon Park District Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $102,250.00 Applicant Match: $102,250.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 34 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-126

Location Details

240th Street on Maury Island

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.