Meigs Farm Wetland

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

Purchase of 67 acres of wetlands and wildlife habitat in central Bainbridge Island. This represents the largest contiguous unit of wetlands on the Island and is habitat for a great variety of wildlife. This project allows for their preservation and enhancement along with eventual development of a significant interpretive resource.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bainbridge Island MPRD Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $325,000.00 Applicant Match: $325,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 23 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-108

Location Details

Located on the west side of SR 305 from Koura Road to the north, to Beachcrest Drive on the South. The property borders SR 30 from Koura Road South, about half way; then the border moves westward the balance of the way to a line west of Beachcrest Drive, leaving an excluded parcel of 20 acres the balance of the distance along SR 30.

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.