Soaring Eagle Park/Hazel Wolf Wetlands

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 includes the acquisition of a conservation easement on 116.08 acres of wetlands and protective uplands known as the Hazel Wolf Wetlands (formerly known as Beaver Lake Wetlands) for the purpose of habitat conservation. The project also includes the fee simple acquisition of 578 acres of Soaring Eagle Park (formerly known as Section 36 Regional Park). Future passive development is limited to light impact recreation activities such as pedestrian/equestrian trails, interpretive signage, picnic areas, and park access road and parking so as not to impair the habitat conservation qualities of the site.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King County Parks & Rec Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $1,433,063.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 41, 45 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-210

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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.