Open Space 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

City acquired 21 acres of wooded ravine in central Mercer Island to remain in its natural state for open space and wildlife habitat purposes.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Mercer Island Parks & Rec Dept Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $2,500,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 41 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-119

Location Details

SE 53rd P1 between ICW & EMW

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.