Twelve Washington projects receive state grants to restore shorelines – Maple Valley Reporter

It is great to see the work being done around the Sound to restore some of the 150 years of destruction to our shorelines. These funds are going to local jobs, restoring beaches, streams and more, as well as helping to do what best available current science says will help to restore fish, shellfish and other sea life along the nearshore. All these projects were ground up based designs, with local non profits and governments helping put the grants together. If you are a fisherman or a beach harvester you should be happy with this work. Thanks to WDFW for continuing to find the funds to help do this. If you live in one of these areas, and are affiliated with the project, be sure to get still and video photography of the projects in action.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has begun distributing $8.2 million in funding for 12 local projects designed to protect and restore the natural shorelines around Puget Sound…. [Projects include:] Jefferson Co. Discovery Bay Restoration ($257,862), Kilisut Harbor Restoration ($2,000,000), West Dabob Bay Restoration ($527,000); King Co. Maury Island Restoration ($1,586,712 – Federal EPA grant funds and ESRP state capital funding provided); Mason Co. Beard’s Cove Restoration ($409,000 – Funded with federal EPA grant dollars), Skokomish Delta Restoration ($1,231,929); Kitsap Co. Teekalet and Port Gamble Restoration ($1,500,000); Snohomish Co. Railroad Grade Beach Nourishment ($99,010); Thurston Co. Bulkhead Removal Planning ($86,684); Thurston/Pierce Cos. Restoring Sediment Supply to Sustain Delta Marsh ($350,000); Puget Sound-Wide: Prioritization for Bluffline Structure Protection ($149,621), Identifying Target Beaches for Restoration and Protection ($34,685 partial funding)…. Funding distributed by WDFW through those programs comes from a combination of state capital funds and federal grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (Maple Valley Reporter)

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