McCrory Lyford 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

This project secured approximately 43 acres of undeveloped property in the Forbes Creek/Juanita Bay watershed in Kirkland. The site protects significant riverine wetlands and other wildlife habitat in this densely populated part of the east Lake Washington region.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kirkland City of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $510,000.00 Applicant Match: $730,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 45 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-242

Location Details

In Kirkland, proceed north on Market St to east on Forbes Creek Dr. Lyford parcel is an extension of 3rd St. McCrory parcel is both sides of street from approximately 1st St to 4th St if the streets were extended.

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.