Whispering Firs Bog

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

Vashon Park District used this grant to purchase conservation easements on four parcels totaling 16.98 acres encompassing 95% of Whispering Firs Bog – bringing the total protected acres to 18.81. The Vashon-Maury Land Trust purchased two of the lots with private funds, and donated conservation easements to the Park District to provide permanent protections and land match for this grant proposal.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Vashon Park District Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $306,000.00 Applicant Match: $306,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 34 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1050

Location Details

From the ferry dock on the north end of Vashon Island, drive south on Vashon Highway about 3.1 miles. The subject parcels are on your left at what would be the 150th block of Vashon Highway. If you reach 156th street, you have gone too far. From the south end ferry, drive north on Vashon Highway through Vashon Village. As you pass 156th street, you will see the subject parcels to your right at what would be the 150th block of Vashon Highway.

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.