* “Wilcox Reach: The River at its Most Dynamic”
“In November, the Land Trust acquired 9.86 acres and one-third mile of salmon-producing shoreline at the confluence of the Nisqually River and Toboton Creek. And we were hustling to remove a small log cabin before winter floods washed it into the river. The property is located in the Wilcox Reach, one of the most dynamic stretches of the Nisqually River.
Two years ago, just upstream, the river blasted away a hundred horizontal feet of riverbank in a matter of months and destroyed a family home.”
– “Whitewater Reach: HIgh-Quality Shoreline Habitat”
“The Land Trust has purchased 13 acres of exceptionally high-quality shoreline habitat in the Whitewater Reach of the Nisqually River, near Yelm, which is rated highest priority for recovery of threatened Chinook salmon and steelhead trout.
“‘This property’s a jewel,’ said Executive Director Joe Kane. Permanently protecting the property also keeps alive the vision of a shoreline trail along the Whitewater Reach. ‘This property would be in the heart of that trail,’ said Kane.”
– “We Need Your Support”
“In the Nisqually River Watershed, we’re blessed with abundant “natural capital” – our rivers and streams, our mountains and forests, our marine waters and shoreline. Please help us protect this rich natural legacy – now and for generations to come – with a year-end gift. You can easily make your donation online with the Give link below, or call us at 360.489.3400 for more information. Thanks!”
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