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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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McGlinn Island (PSNERP)
: Active - started on 6/28/2005
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McGlinn Island is a small island located in the northern portion of the large Skagit River delta at the entrance to the Swinomish Channel and just south of LaConner. The Swinomish Slough was once a significant migratory corridor for juvenile Chinook salmon transitioning from fresh to saltwater. The complex, braided channel system was substantially straightened and simplified for navigational purposes between the 1890s and 1935, which has diverted freshwater flow from the North Fork Skagit...