New Resources for Coastal Landowners!

Visit our new webpage created specifically for coastal landowners. This page focuses on human impacts of living on the shoreline and what landowners can do to alleviate these impacts on the marine environment.

Congressman Rick Larsen visits Snohomish County Restoration Sites

Snohomish County TourSnohomish County SWM Director, Debbie Terwilleger, and Staff, Kathleen Herrmann along with Brett Gaddis, led a Snohomish County tour with Congressman Rick Larsen on August 29th. The tour was also attended by Larsen’s Staff, PSP, NOAA, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Northwest Straits Commission, and Snohomish County Staff.  The tour was focused on habitat restoration efforts in and near densely populated urban centers including a visit to Howarth Park, site of the Nearshore Restoration Project, and a boat trip in the Snohomish Estuary to visit Smith Island and learn about the other restoration projects in progress. The last stop of the day was to visit to the new City of Everett raingardens near 14th and Lombard that were developed in partnership with WSU Extension and Snohomish County Conservation District.

New Salmon Recovery Video released by the Recreation and Conservation Office

Hear from salmon advocates in Washington State about the work being done to bring salmon back from the brink of extinction. The video focuses on why salmon are important to Washington State, the work being done here, and the returns on our investments in salmon recovery.


Legislature funds final push to rid Puget Sound of derelict fishing nets

The final push in a decade-long effort to clear Puget Sound of derelict fishing nets within 105 feet of the surface will get under way later this year with funding approved by the Washington State Legislature. The state budget adopted last month provides $3.5 million for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to complete the task in partnership with the Northwest Straits Foundation, which has led the net-removal effort since 2002.

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