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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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Harper Estuary  (PSNERP)

Status: Completed on 12/31/2009 Project details Show on map The Harper Estuary is a small embayment located near Port Orchard on the east shoreline of the Kitsap Peninsula. A brick mining and manufacturing facility was built in the southwest portion of the estuary in early 1900s on top of the salt marshes and beach. Roadway embankments and SE Olympia Drive have restricted tidal influence to a small culvert, which has created an isolated freshwater wetland in the southern portion of the estuary. The proposed restoration would restore tidal...read more
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