Morning Star Trails and Campground Renovation

Category Overview

The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.

Project Highlights

Work completed during this project included the installation of three pedestrian foot bridges, hardening and improvement of one mile of trail, and the improvement of six campsites with a new tent pad and bench at each location. Cultural resources survey work, reporting were completed and DAHP concurrence was issued. In addition to construction related milestones, A/E work was completed for bridge design. This work included bridge engineering, site survey, geotechnical assessments, and critical areas review. With regards to permitting, SEPA was completed for bridge installation, trail improvements and camping area improvements. Permitting was also completed related to bridge installation specifically, an HPA and Snohomish County building and LDA permits were obtained.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $135,928.41 Applicant Match: $38,119.46 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1541

Location Details

From the town of Verlot, continue east on the Mountain Loop Highway for approximately 6 miles. Turn right onto USFS 4030 Rd (Malardy Ridge Road). Continue about 2 miles and turn right onto USFS 4032 Rd. Continue another 4.5 miles to find the trailhead located at the end of the road.

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.