Saltese Flats Wetland Protection and Restoration

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

Ducks Unlimited will use this grant to buy 126 acres in a 1,200-acre historical marsh south of Spokane, a rapidly expanding urban area. Ducks Unlimited will restore wetlands and riverbank habitat by redirecting flows and planting shrubs and trees. Tundra swans, waterfowl, great blue herons, Columbia spotted frogs, and western toads will benefit from habitat enhancements. To support future school field trips and educational research, Ducks Unlimited will develop a trail with interpretive signs and an interpretive center. Ducks Unlimited will contribute $475,203 in a federal appropriation, a federal grant, cash, and donations of labor, land, and materials.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Ducks Unlimited - Vancouver Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $ 473,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 475,203.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Restoration County: Spokane Legislative District: 4 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1899

Location Details

From - United States Postal Service Office 306 N Barker Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99016 Head south on N Barker Rd toward E Bow Ave 0.2 mi Turn left onto Sprague Ave 1.0 mi Turn right onto S Henry Rd 2.3 mi Saltese Flats Washington 99016 For Access, contact Spokane County Environmental Services; Attn: Ben Brattebo

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.