Woodard Bay NRCA Nearshore Wetland Restoration

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources will restore saltwater shoreline habitat, enhance degraded and poorly buffered wetlands and Riparian Protection shorelines at Woodard Bay NRCA. This project will restore approximately 100 acres of habitat by planting with native species and controlling invasives. Species that will benefit from the project include bats, migratory waterfowl, and neotropical migratory birds. The primary habitats to be restored are wetlands, salt and freshwater shorelines.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: 316200 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1586

Location Details

The site can be accessed from downtown Olympia by travelling roughly 6 miles north on East Bay towards Boston Harbor. Turn right onto Woodard Bay Road NE.

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.