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Welcome to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Puget Sound Nearshore Projects site. This site reflects the efforts made by many groups contributing to the recovery of Puget Sound’s nearshore habitat through restoration and protection actions. The projects are clustered by three sources in the nearshore geographic region, 1) Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project, 2) Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program, and 3) Nearshore Salmon Projects. A full list of the projects and a description of each source is available on the left side of this page under “Projects.” To view a spatial distribution of the projects, click on the map below.
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Kilisut Harbor/Oak Bay (PSNERP)
: Proposed - 4/30/2010 to 4/30/2015
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Kilisut Harbor is located at the southern tip of Indian and Marrowstone Islands in northern Puget Sound. The ecologically rich harbor was once connected to Oak Bay through two tidal channels that conveyed tidal flows around a small spit. A causeway and two bridges were constructed across the channels and intertidal area in the early 1900s to support State Route 116. The historic tidal channel has completely closed due to reduced tidal exchange and in recent decades saltwater flows from Oak...