Rimrock to Riverside 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 will fund the acquisition and preservation of 118 acres of forest, shrub steppe, wetland, cliff habitat and more to expand and connect Palisades Park with Riverside State Park, preserving an extensive wildlife corridor for large ungulates like moose, elk, and White-tailed deer while also expanding compatible, trail-based recreational use such as hiking and mountain biking – within 1/3 of a mile from the City of Spokane.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Spokane Co Parks, Rec & Golf Category: Urban Wildlife WWRP Grant: $731,744.00 Applicant Match: $781,456.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Spokane Legislative District: 6 Status: Active RCO Project # 22-1464

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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.