“State grants to fund local salmon habitat improvement projects”
“Three Thurston County organizations have been awarded state money for purchases and projects aimed at supporting endangered salmon.
“The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced this week it had awarded 64 grants to projects happening around Puget Sound, all designed to improve salmon habitat and conserve shorelines and riverbanks.
“Nisqually Land Trust has been awarded more than $720,000 in state grants to buy land along the Nisqually River and Lackamas Creek.”
“Capitol Land Trust was awarded $471,832 to buy 220 acres along the Deschutes River and Silver Creek to conserve chinook, coho and steelhead habitat.
“South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group got $183,187 to install wood structures in the Deschutes River that serve as a place for fish to rest and feed and also slow down the river to reduce erosion,” by Abby Spegman, The Olympian.