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Elma man helps restore local watershed for resurgent coho

Posted May 4th, 2016

By Paul Dunn Like the migrating coho salmon for which he advocates, Jarred Figlar-Barnes periodically struggles against the current. But he never stops swimming. That’s just not the 20-year-old Elma resident’s style. Instead, the Evergreen State College (TESC) junior and part-time state Department of Transportation technician fights against sometimes long odds to restore a watershed […]

Posted April 4th, 2016

Public and non-profit organizations in Grays Harbor, Thurston and Lewis counties are receiving about $6 million in state grants this spring for 28 habitat restoration projects in the Chehalis River Basin. Most of the projects will replace barrier culverts that have blocked fish passage, and altogether will open more than 130 miles of streams to migrating […]

Posted February 15th, 2016

Would you like to see thriving salmon populations in our local rivers and streams? Do you have an idea for a salmon habitat restoration project in your community?   If so, you will be pleased to know that the Chehalis Basin Lead Entity is soliciting applications for 2016 grant year. What is a salmon habitat restoration […]

Posted January 14th, 2016

A total of thirty-six projects have been submitted in response to the call for proposals for the Habitat Restoration and Protection funding.  This impressive response includes projects throughout the tributaries of the Chehalis River.  Proposed projects mainly aim to remove barriers to fish passage.  Other projects aim to place large woody debris, realign channels, restore […]

Posted November 12th, 2015

Applications are due January 8th, 2016 for aquatic species restoration and protection projects in the Chehalis Basin.  See below to learn more. In the 2015 Washington State Legislature approved funding for near term habitat projects consistent the Chehalis Basin Strategy recommended by the Governor’s Chehalis Basin Work Group. A Call For Proposals was assembled by […]