Yakima River Pond 4 & 5 Floodplain 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 Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to restore the floodplain at the department’s Ponds 4 and 5 property in the Wapato reach of the lower Yakima River. This is one of a suite of proposed projects to address river flow, constriction, and habitat issues in the lower Yakima River being shepherded by the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan. The work will address a failing levee that has broader safety implications to the adjacent Interstate 82.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $ 407,000.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Yakima Legislative District: 15 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1753

Location Details

From I-82 traveling south from Yakima, take the Donald Wapato Rd exit to the east, then travel south on the Yakima Valley Highway to Flint Rd on your right (only way to go) and travel along Flint Rd approximately 1/2 mile under Highway 82 to the Pond 4/5 Parking area.

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.