Woodard Bay NRCA 2008

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 Natural Resources proposed this project to purchase 51 acres within the Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area. No properties were acquired with this project agreement, although demolition and restoration expenses associated with the Esterly property were charged to this grant. The Esterly property was acquired through grant #06-1836.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: 66663.68 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Not Completed RCO Project # 08-1187

Location Details

Located approximately 5 miles north from downtown Olympia or the City of Lacey, off of Sleater Kinney Road. On Henderson Inlet, Woodard and Chapman Bays. At the northern terminus of the Chehalis Western Trail (a regional multi-use trail).

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.