West Bay Woods Acquisition

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

The City of Olympia used this grant to acquire two properties consisting of approximately 2.8 acres of natural open space located in West Olympia between West Bay Drive and Rogers Street. The primary recreation opportunity will be wildlife viewing and environmental interpretation. The City received a waiver to purchase the properties and was reimbursed through this grant. This grant funds only the acquisition of the properties.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Olympia City of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $164,927.00 Applicant Match: $164,928.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1620

Location Details

From Downtown Olympia, head west over the 4th Ave Bridge. Turn right on West Bay Drive. Go 1.1 mi then turn left on Brawne Ave NW. Go .2 mi. then turn right on Rogers St. NW. Go .1 mi. then turn right on Dickenson. Go 250 feet until street dead-ends.

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.