West Rocky Prairie 2016

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 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to acquire approximately 160 acres in Thurston County. This project will protect one of the last native outwash prairies remaining in Washington. Recreational opportunities provided by this project include walking, hiking, wildlife watching, and hunting. This primary purpose of the grant is habitat conservation and open space.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife WWRP Grant: $ 1,400,000.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Thurston Legislative District: 20 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1350

Location Details

I-5 South from Olympia to exit 99, continue left on WA 121 to Powder Plant rd., Take 131st Ave SE to destination.

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.