Mercer Slough Habitat

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 development project enhances the diversity of landscape types in the existing Mercer Slough by constructing features conducive to native wildlife. Elements of the project include building new ponds, marshes, meadows, and swamps for the 168 wildlife species that frequent the slough.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bellevue Parks & Comm Serv Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: 124855 Applicant Match: 124856 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 41 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-225

Location Details

West of I-405 and 118th Ave SE, east of Bellevue Way SE, north of I-90 and south of SE 8th St.

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.