Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.
Acquisition of a rare old-growth Sitka spruce wetland just northeast of Silverdale in the lower basin of Clear Creek. This wetland is vital to the fisheries of the creek. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency listed it as the “top priority” for the protection in a four state region because of nearby urban growth.