State Awards $3,134,215 for Local Salmon Recovery Projects

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The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board approved a total of $3,134,215 in grant funds to Lummi Nation, Nooksack Tribe, and Whatcom Land Trust for six projects that will restore and protect salmon habitat. Funding for the grants comes primarily from the federal Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund and Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration Fund. The press release at http://www.rco.wa.gov/doc_pages/press/2013/119.shtml provides additional information and links to project descriptions.

Puget Sound Partnership's 2013 State of the Sound Available

Submitted by admin on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 12:53

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The Puget Sound Partnership's 2013 State of the Sound, released to the Governor's Office, reports on the status of Puget Sound Recovery.  The State of the Sound is a required report that provides data and information relevant to decisions about changes needed to programs, policies, and funding efforts that can accelerate the progress to restore Puget Sound.  For more information on the 2013 State of the Sound report, visit www.psp.wa.gov/sos.php

Long Live the King's new award for Innovation in Salmon Management and Recovery was presented to the Lummi Nation. "Lummi fishermen have put in place a selective tangle net test fishery for spring Chinook in the Nooksack," said LLTK Board Member Norm Dicks upon presenting the award to Lummi ESA-Coordinator Alan Chapman. "In 2013, the fishery was so successful that the Lummi provided 100% fresh-caught hatchery fish for their First Salmon Ceremony for the first time since Chinook were ESA-listed."