“South Sound Salmon Recovery Projects Receive Nearly $5M in Grants”
“Ninety-five salmon habitat restoration projects in 30 counties around the state will receive a total of nearly $18 million in grants, Washington’s Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced this week.
“Three-quarters of those projects will work toward restoring Chinook salmon populations, a dietary staple of southern resident orca whales.”
“Grants are being awarded to projects in the following South Sound area counties in the following amounts:
Thurston County: $308,390
“See the full list of projects and counties here,” quoting South Sound Business.
“Inslee’s budget takes big steps to save orcas and salmon”
“Supporting Southern Resident orca recovery efforts is one of the top priorities of Gov. Inslee’s 2019–21 budgets. His operating, capital and transportation budgets for the next biennium include a combined $1.1 billion in investments that will help ensure a thriving and resilient orca population,” quoting Office of Gov. Inslee.