Time for Your Thoughts on Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program — Critical Trail Funding

State officials and legislators are looking for your thoughts about if and how to revise the 25-year-old Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP), which is the state’s grant program for wildlife conservation lands, state and local parks, trails, natural areas, and working farms and ranches.Two Wheels After Turkey Mariah McKay and Katherine Widing

Please take a short survey by Oct. 18 to share your insights about the WWRP.

The Legislature created the WWRP in 1990 to give the state a way to invest in valuable outdoor recreation areas and wildlife habitat conservation lands. They wanted to protect critical habitat and make sure our kids, grandkids, and future generations had places to recreate, and they wanted to do it before the land was developed. In its 25-year history, the grant program has funded projects in nearly every county of the state.

As state officials review the program, they are looking to see if the program is accomplishing what it set out to and what might need to change going forward. Now is the time to share your thoughts.

Trails Funded by WWRP as of 2015

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Anacortes: Thompson Trail

Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District: Forest to Sky Trail Corridor

Bellingham: Railroad Trail and Alabama Street Overpass, South Bay Trail, South Boulevard Park, Squalicum Creek Trail, Whatcom Creek Trail

Bothell: Blyth Park Trail Connection

Buckley: Buckley Foothills Trail Extension

Camas: Washougal River Trail

Castle Rock: Riverfront Trail

Clallam County: Olympic Discovery Trail, Spruce Railroad Trail

Clark County: Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail, Frenchman’s Bar Trail, Lacamas Heritage Trail, Lewis River Trail, Salmon Creek Trail

Des Moines: Des Moines Creek Trail

Douglas County: Columbia River Trail

Eatonville: Bud Blancher Trail

Edgewood: Interurban Trail

Edmonds: Interurban Trail

Entiat: Entiat Waterfront Trail

Enumclaw: Enumclaw Trail

Ferry County: Ferry County Rail

Island County: English Boom Waterfront Trail

Issaquah: Issaquah-High Point Regional Trail

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe: Dungeness River Railroad Bridge, Olympic Discovery Trail

Jefferson County: Larry Scott Memorial Park and Trail, Olympic Discovery

Kent: Three Friends Fishing Hole

King County: Cedar River Trail, East Lake Sammamish Trail, Horseshoe Bend Trail, Green River Trail, Soos Creek Regional Trail

Kirkland: Cross Kirkland Corridor

Kitsap County: Hansville Greenway, Clear Creek Trail

Lacey: Lacey Burlington Northern Trail, Woodland Trail

Lynnwood: Interurban Trail

Milton: Interurban Trail

Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon Riverfront North Trail, Skagit Riverwalk Trail

Mountlake Terrace: Interurban Trail

Mukilteo: Big Gulch Trail

Newcastle: May Creek Trail

Okanogan County: Methow Valley Community Trail, Similkameen Connector Trail

Olympia: Woodland Trail

Peninsula Metropolitan Park District: Cushman-Scott Pierson Trails

Pierce County: Foothills National Recreation Trail

Port Angeles: Olympic Discovery Trail

Port Angeles: Centennial Trail, Waterfront Trail

Port Orchard: Bay Street Pedestrian Path on Mosquito Fleet Trail

Pullman: Downtown Pullman Riverwalk, Palouse Path

Redmond: Bear Creek Trail, Redmond Central Connector, Evans Creek Trail

Renton: Cedar River Trail

Richland: Columbia Point Riverfront Trailway

Seattle: South Ship Canal Trail

Sequim: Olympic Discovery Trail

Shoreline: Interurban Trail

Skagit County: Centennial Trail

Snohomish: Snohomish Riverfront Trail

Snohomish County: Centennial Trail, Whitehorse Trail

Spokane: Centennial Trail, Fish Lake Trail, Historic Iron Bridge, Trolley TrailSpokane-Centennial-Trail_Behind-Red-Lion-Inn-at-Park_Bicycle-Rider-Runner_forweb

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife: Dungeness Railroad Bridge, Hood Canal Wetlands Trail

Washington State Department of Natural Resources: Cypress Island Interpretive Trails, Mount Si Interpretative Trail, Mount Tahoma Ski Trail System, Tiger Mountain High Point Trail, Woodard Bay Access Trail

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission: Centennial Trail, Iron Horse Trail, Klickitat Trail, Willapa Hills Trail

Sumner: Sumner Urban to Mountain Trail

Tacoma: Water Flume Line Trail

Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma: Point Defiance

Thurston County: Chehalis Western Railroad Trail

Tukwila: Duwamish/Green River Trail

Twisp: Twisp Community Trail

University Place: Chambers-Leach Creek Trail

Vancouver: Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

Walla Walla: Walla Walla TrailRocky-Reach-Trail-Phase-I-Ribbon-Cutting-south-from-Lincoln-Rock-State-Park-Wenatchee-pic-by-Complete-the-Loop-Coalition

Wenatchee: Wenatchee Foothills Trails

Wilkeson: Foothills Trail

Winthrop: Susie Stephens Trail

Yakima: William O. Douglas Trail

Yakima County: Naches Rail to Trail, Greenway Pathway South

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