Woodard Bay NRCA – 1996

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 addition of acreage and shoreline ensures that Woodard Bay NRCA will remain viable wildlife habitat as surrounding areas develop. The site contains nesting bald eagles, a harbor seal nursery, large bat colony, and a heron rookery and is important for river otters, waterfowl, and shorebirds. There are outstanding opportunities for outdoor environmental education and passive recreational uses.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,200,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-030

Location Details

On Henderson Inlet - Woodard and Chapman Bays.

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.