Silverdale/Clear Creek Wetlands

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kitsap County Parks and Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $447,948.68 Applicant Match: $447,948.68 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 23 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 91-137

Location Details

Access off Bucklin Hill Road. Trail head East of Clear Creek (small bridge.)

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.