Swamp Creek

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

Acquisition of 19.3 acres at the confluence of Swamp Creek and Sammamish River near Kenmore. Habitat supports nesting and resting spots for migratory waterfowl in addition to a feeding area for a nearby heron rookery. The site provides vital open space in an urbanizing area.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King Co Parks & Rec Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $ 645,333.00 Applicant Match: $ 1,682,165.82 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 46 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 91-234

Location Details


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.