You’ve heard of adopt-a-street programs. You’ve heard of adopt-a-sidewalk programs. But have you ever heard of adopting an entire wildlife area?
Thanks to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, you’ll get the chance to right here in Lakewood. In collaboration with the City, WDFW is accepting applications from groups and individuals who would like to adopt the South Puget Sound Wildlife Area. The 90-acre unit is located on Phillips Road, east of Oakbrook.
According to WDFW, the tract was acquired in the 1920s and was the site of the former South Tacoma Game Farm and South Tacoma Hatchery. The game farm operation was discontinued in 1980s, but the hatchery still operates and is now the Lakewood Fish Hatchery.
The property is one of the last remnants of south Sound prairie ecosystem that once stretch across thousands of acres in the region. Although now surrounded by urban development, the property continues to support a variety of species that are adapted to open grassland habitats.Print This Post