Salmon Creek 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

Purchased 98 acres for the Salmon Creek greenbelt near Des Moines to serve as wildlife habitat, protect spawning waters, buffer from development, and provide the land base for future passive recreation development.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Burien City of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,098,100.00 Applicant Match: $1,098,100.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 34 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-037

Location Details


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.