Woodway Reserve 97

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 proposed Woodway Reserve would acquire 7.85 acres and contains four of the State’s priority habitat types including the “Urban Natural Open Space” habitat, two priority bird species, and several elements of the Natural Heritage Program. Dense, urban development surrounds this area of mature conifer forest, mixed forest, and forested wetlands, except where it connects to Puget Sound and nearby greenbelts. A prevalence of snags and rich plant communities support at least 40 species of birds. Future plans for this site beyond the continued protection of its habitat value include wildlife observation and outdoor environmental education.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Woodway Town of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $750,000.00 Applicant Match: $750,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 32 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 97-1043

Location Details

The Town of Woodway is located on Puget Sound just north the King County line in Snohomish County. Take exit 176 off I-5 and proceed north to 185th NW. Drive east on 185th NW to 20th Ave. W., turn north on 20th Ave. to Woodway City limits. The site is located adjacent to City Hall.

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.