Snohomish River Estuary

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

This project involved the acquisition of 120.30 acres of wetland/upland habitat adjacent to 837 acres of wetland/upland habitat currently owned by Snohomish County and managed by the Snohomish County Parks Department. The Snohomish River Estuary System is managed for wildlife habitat, passive recreation, and outdoor education purposes. On November 19, 2004 and as amended August 2, 2005, the RCO director approved a conversion allowing Snohomish County to grant an easement to Northwest Pipeline Corporation. The conversion was mitigated with the acquisition of replacement property (the Rawlins property) valued in excess of the easement granted. The replacement property is 0.26 acre adjacent to the Centennial Trail and will provided wooded buffer space for trail users. The legal description for the replacement property is captured in that Deed of Right recorded in the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office on December 13, 2005 under Auditor File No. 200512131249. Amendment #5 to the grant project agreement reflects the easement conversion and the new replacement property.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County Parks Dept Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: 199500 Applicant Match: 199500 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-363

Location Details

Just east of the City of Everett and Interstate 5 along the Snohomish River.

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.