King County Parks partnered with local land conservation and sustainability nonprofit Forterra to permanently preserve 155 acres of forestland for public use just east of Enumclaw.
Featuring healthy forests, large meadows and a small lake, the land is home to black bear, cougar, bobcat, plus numerous bird species and other wildlife. The property recently served as a private wedding venue and sits at the base of the Cascade foothills.
The land was purchased by Forterra, which will hold the property while King County Parks raises the $1.59 million purchase amount to reimburse the land conservation and sustainability nonprofit.
Public use of the property will not be allowed until the land is under King County Parks ownership, at which point Parks will host community meetings to gather ideas and plans for uses and amenities.
Securing this large property in southeast King County strengthens Parks’ commitment to providing regional recreational opportunities to residents, while also protecting forests from development.
Thank you Forterra for your support and we look forward to working together to preserving this land!
For more information check out the press release.