Woodard Bay NRCA 93

Category Overview

As Washington continues to grow, many of our most beautiful areas are threatened with development. In addition, native ecosystems are receding, and important wildlife habitat and migratory pathways are being cut off. The Natural Areas category helps combat this by funding projects that protect wildlife habitat and rare geological features while also preserving public access for back-country recreation.

Project Highlights

Woodard Bay NRCA provides important shoreline habitat for wildlife, including nesting bald eagles, the largest harbor seal nursery, and the largest heron colony in south Puget Sound. Within minutes of downtown Olympia, hiking and nature trails will provide opportunities to view tidelands, old-growth cedar, and wildlife.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $812,382.69 Applicant Match: $96,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 93-830

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.