Salmonberry Creek and Wetland Protection

Category Overview

Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state.

Project Highlights

The Great Peninsula Conservancy will use this grant to buy about 97 acres of upper Salmonberry Creek in Kitsap County through a combination of voluntary land preservation agreements and land donation. Conserving the land will protect streambank and wetland habitat from development, support Puget Sound salmon recovery, and create wildlife movement corridors in an increasingly urbanized region. The project will preserve 1.18 miles of streambank, including significant stretches of Salmonberry Creek for coho salmon and cutthroat trout. This project will protect about 60 acres of streambank and wetlands used by deer, black bears, river otters, and a variety of migratory birds. The conservancy will contribute $260,000 in a private grant and a donation of land.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Great Peninsula Conservancy Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $ 260,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 260,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 26 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1478

Location Details

From Bremerton, take WA-3 South towards Shelton, then turn slightly left onto WA-16 (signs for Port Orchard/Tacoma) and follow this for 3.7 miles. Then take the WA-160 E/Sedgwick Rd exit toward Southworth Ferry and follow this for 0.3 miles. Turn left onto WA-160 E/SW Sedgwick Rd and continue for 2.6 miles. Turn left onto Long Lake Rd SE and continue for 2 min (1.4 mi). The property will be on the left at 2980 Long Lake Rd SE. Contact the landowner prior to access.

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.