600 Capitol Way N
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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Deepwater Slough (PSNERP)

Status: Conceptual Project details Show on map Deepwater Slough is a major distributary channel of the Skagit River system, the largest estuary in Puget Sound, and is well-known for supporting all five native salmon species, a large wintering bald eagle population, and critical winter habitat for geese and swans. The slough is flanked by two islands that support approximately 450 acres of diked farmland and managed wetland. Freshwater and estuarine wetlands in this area experienced extensive ditching, diking, and filling associated with...read more
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