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Olympia, WA 98501

Jenna Jewett
Phone: 360.902.2658
Email: Jenna Jewett

Theresa Mitchell
Phone: 360.902.2750
Email: Theresa Mitchell

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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Telegraph Slough (PSNERP)

Status: Conceptual Project details Show on map The historic salt marsh south of Padilla Bay once supported extensive mudflats and eelgrass beds, with a complex system of tidal channels. Beginning in the 1860s and continuing into the early 1900s, the estuary was developed for agriculture through the installation of tidal dikes along the Padilla Bay shoreline (north of present day State Route 20) and riverine dikes along the east side of the Swinomish Channel. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers converted the Swinomish Channel from a natural...read more
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