Habitat Restoration

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been at the forefront of restoring shorelines, estuaries, bedlands and river flood plains in Washington since 2004. Projects DNR has helped carry out through the aquatic restoration program include shoreline softening, eelgrass restoration, estuary reconnection, and returning natural functions to channels and flood plains of rivers. 

If you know of a site with restoration potential, please contact us. DNR Aquatic Resources has three districts across the state, each has an Aquatics Restoration Manager designated to the program who can assist you. 

Current Restoration Projects 2015–2017

  • Bird Island Shoreline Enhancement
  • McNeil Island Estuary and Shoreline Restoration
  • Eelgrass Restoration
  • Whidbey Island Waterman Bulkhead Removal
  • Rivers District projects

Selection of Completed Projects By Year

2013 - 2015 Projects

  • South Lake Washington Shoreline Restoration (see attached info)
  • Secret Harbor (info to come)
  • Eelgrass Restoration (info to come)
  • Pinto Abalone Restoration (info to come)

2011-2013 Projects

  • Grays Harbor County

    R-009: Damon Point Creosote Piling Removal

    The Aquatic Restoration Program completed the removal of 106 creosote-treated pilings making up 55.93 tons of treated wood from the shores of Damon Point in Ocean Shores. The objective of this project as to reduce sources of PAHs in the water and sediment by removing structures and debris treated with creosote. Removal of these structures will improve nearshore habitat for forage fish, salmon, and other key species. DNR received a $25,000 grant from the Department of Ecology Coastal Protection Fund as well as a $10,000 grant from The Nature Conservancy to help fund the project. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds:                $87,909.91
    Partner Match:                              $35,000.00
    Total Project Cost:                       $122,909.91

  • Thurston County

    SH-022: Red Salmon Slough Dike Removal Restoration

    This project completed phase 3 to restore the Nisqually Estuary.  The Nisqually Tribe removed all river dikes and dikes across the entrance of Red Salmon slough located on the east side of the intertidal mainstem of the Nisqually River. This was the last major construction project phase of a major restoration effort that included the restoration of over 150 acres in the first two phases and over 700 acres on the USFWS Nisqually Wildlife refuge. This phase restored intertidal and riverine connectivity to over 300 acre large Red Salmon Slough area by removing over 7200 feet of dike. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds:                     $20,000
    Partner Match:                                 $312,656
    Total Project Cost:                           $332,565


    Pierce County

    SH-023: Maple Hallow Bulkhead Removal Restoration

    Key Peninsula Parks, in partnership with the DNR Restoration Program completed a shoreline restoration project on the western shores of Carr Inlet at Maple Hallow Park.  The project removed a 60 foot rock and concrete bulkhead and creosote railroad ties that acted as steps from the tidelands. The shoreline was planted with pacific willow, red alder, salmonberry, pacific ninebark, western sword fern, salal, clustered wild rose, peafruit rose, and swamp rose after the removal of the structures. The project has restored a 1,400 foot long shoreline that will now allow for natural shoreline functions to take place. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds:                   $10,000
    Partner Match:                                 $14,800
    Total Project Cost:                           $24,800

2009-2011 Projects

  • Skagit County

    Tommy Thompson Trail Creosote Piling Removal
    An October 2009 fire damaged a portion of the Tommy Thompson Trail/Railroad Trestle which spans Fidalgo Bay and provides extensive public access opportunities to the Anacortes community. DNR partnered with the Anacortes Parks Foundation in their effort to repair the trestle. It was determined that over 90 creosote-treated pilings from the original structure were no longer needed as they did not provide structural support. Their removal reduces the impact of toxic creosote compounds and will also allow for increased flow of water through the trestle area.

    DNR Restoration Funds: $14,000
    Partner Match: $57,232
    Total Project Cost: $71,232

    Fidalgo Bay Riparian Vegetation Project
    The Samish Indian Nation will be completing riparian plantings along the nearshore at two adjacent sites on Fidalgo Bay. These sites both provide potential forage fish spawning habitat but lack the needed overhanging vegetation that will provide shading. The first phase of this project restored 550 feet of eroding shoreline with an engineered soft shore stabilization project and as a result also protected an archeological site that was in danger of eroding onto the beach.

    DNR Restoration Funds: $5,000
    Partner Match: $83,636 (beach restoration phase)
    Total Project Cost: $88,636

    San Juan County

    Thatcher Bay Nearshore Restoration Project
    Thatcher Bay, Blakeley Island was the site of a wood milling operation from 1879 to 1942. Mill waste in the form of sawdust and wood chips was disposed of in the intertidal area surrounding the mill. Wood chips in the upper intertidal area have completely buried substrates suitable for forage fish spawning. Lower in the intertidal where soft sediments exist, the wood waste is releasing sulfide, a natural byproduct of wood decomposition. The sulfide contamination has been observed at levels that are toxic to benthic flora and fauna.
    Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group will be leading the restoration of this area which will include entirely removing the wood waste and contaminated sediments and refilling the excavated area with sediments common to the surrounding areas. The restored intertidal area will provide suitable forage fish spawning habitat on the beach and suitable habitat for invertebrate production and aquatic flora in the lower nearshore area.

    DNR Restoration Funds: $25,000
    Partner Match: $530,000
    Total Project Cost: $555,000

  • Pacific County

    Fort Columbia Tidal Reconnection Project
    The Project is located south of the town of Chinook and north of Fort Columbia State Park in
    Pacific County, Washington. DNR is partnering with Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce to reestablish connectivity between the Columbia River Estuary (Baker Bay) and a distributary of the Chinook River—that is, a channel leading water away from a main river channel —that flows through a freshwater wetland east of US Highway 101. Connectivity would provide tidal slough rearing habitat for juvenile salmonids migrating down the Columbia River and would also reduce stranding of salmonids migrating out from the Chinook River that enter into the distributary system. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $40,000
    Partner Match: $1,066,504
    Total Project Cost: $1,106,504

    Grays Harbor County

    Streaked Horned Lark and Snowy Plover Habitat Restoration
    In cooperation with State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), DNR is working to improve habitat within Grays Harbor County for the state-listed ‘endangered’ streaked horned lark, and the federally listed ‘threatened’ snowy plover. Damon Point is an expansive sand spit located on the southeastern tip of the Ocean Shores Peninsula just south of the city of Ocean Shores. It consists of approximately 60 acres and is one mile long and half a mile wide. The sand spit is occupied by the streaked horned lark (federal candidate) and the snowy plover. The site is extensively covered by Scot's broom and breeding sites of these birds is limited to areas without this invasive shrub. WDFW has become concerned that the Scot's broom is expanding into areas where streaked horned larks have been breeding. WDFW surveyed for streaked horned lark and snowy plover in 2010, and, over part of Damon Point , followed up surveys with Scot's broom control in late summer 2010. In 2011 and 2012, surveys will indicate whether larks or plovers use areas where Scot's broom has been controlled. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $4,000
    Partner Match: $750
    Total Project Cost: $4,750

    Spokane County

    Spokane River Riparian Restoration
    DNR is helping support the restoration of the City of Spokane’s River Walk Park. This project is located in the City of Spokane in the Peaceful Valley Neighborhood along the Spokane River. The riverfront along the edge of Peaceful Valley Neighborhood has been devoid of a native vegetation buffer for many years. The area had been disturbed by urban development and there is armored shoreline in various portions of the native planting project area. The funding will support the purchase, planting, and maintenance of native trees that will be planted in the riparian corridor. Native plantings in the riparian corridor are important for salmon. The plants help create shade and cooler river temperature as well as provide a food source. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $20,000
    Partner Match: $20,000
    Total Project Cost: $40,000

  • King County

    Lake Union Waterway 18 Shoreline Restoration
    DNR partnered with the Seattle Parks Foundation and many others to support the restoration of Waterway 18. Waterway 18 is located at 2199 Northlake Way in Seattle in Lake Union. The project restored important shoreline habitat for migrating salmonids. Concrete armoring was removed and replaced with a cobble/gravel mix and native vegetation. The shoreline was re-contoured to help attenuate wave energy and increase shallow-water habitat. The native vegetation will increase shade and allochtonous input of detritus and insects. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $25,000
    Partner Match: $79,554
    Total Project Cost: $104,554

    Whitney Bridge Park Riparian Restoration
    The project is located along the riparian zone of the Green River within King County’s Whitney Bridge Park. This project will restore a riparian zone of the Green River by removing and controlling invasive plants such as blackberries, planting native trees and shrubs, and actively maintaining the site for a minimum of five years. The project will result in the enhancement of aquatic and terrestrial wildlife habitat. The project will help restore important riparian habitat for Chinook and steelhead salmon by restoring the native vegetation which will increase shade and the input of detritus and insects into the river. Approximately 3,000 trees and shrubs will be planted including western redcedar, black cottonwood, bigleaf maple, snowberry, Nootka rose, and Scouler's willow. The riparian zone will be planted up to 100 feet from the river, and up to 2,500 feet in length. This project will involve community volunteers for the planting portion of the project. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $20,000
    Partner Match: $20,000
    Total Project Cost: $40,000

    Thurston County

    Marine Station Dock Removal
    DNR funded and managing the removal of a derelict creosote-treated dock at the old Marine Station. The removal will open up more than 10,000 square feet of nearshore and remove over 230 creosote-treated pilings from Budd Inlet, just north of Olympia. Removal of this dock will help improve water quality and shoreline habitat for surf smelt and migrating juvenile salmonids. More...

    Total Project Cost: $370,000

2007-2009 Projects

  • Puget Sound Wide

    Northwest Straits Foundation Derelict Gear Project
    The Northwest Straits Foundation and its contractors utilized $15,000 of DNR’s Restoration Fund to employ side-scan sonar to locate and identify derelict fishing gear within the Cherry Point reach of Whatcom County. The results of this work informed the gear removals that constituted the second phase of this project which were considered match for the funds provided.
    A total of 15 derelict crab pots, one purse seine, and 21 gillnets were removed. Gillnets measured a total of 1.37 acres. More than 700 marine animals were recovered in the gear, mostly invertebrates. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $15,000.00
    Partner Match: $22,203.81
    Total Project Cost: $37,203.81

    maps of side-scan sonar results

    Puget Sound Derelict Gear Removal
    The Orca Straits and Shoreline districts each contributed funds to the Northwest Straits Foundation to continue their efforts to identify and remove derelict fishing gear throughout Puget Sound. Surveys and removals were conducted in the North Sound within the San Juan Islands and Rosario Straits and in the South and Central Sound at Jefferson Head, Shilshole Bay, Blakely Rocks, south Vashon Island, and Carr Inlet. A total of 115 derelicts nets were found in the north and 31 were removed. 3.01 acres were restored.

    South and Central Sound removal sites were identified previously and in some cases by recreational SCUBA divers and commercial geoduck divers. Nets located at Blakely and Shilshole were in the vicinity of recreational dive sites, threatening human safety, while those near Vashon and Carr Inlet were on commercial geoduck tracks. 18 nets and four crab pots were removed and included 759 live and 334 dead marine organisms. For additional information on this project, link here to access the Northwest Straits Initiative. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $30,000
    Partner Match: $33,830
    Total Project Cost: $63,830

    Jefferson County

    Discovery Bay Derelict Mill Removal
    DNR, in partnership with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC), completed the removal of two derelict veneer-mill buildings located on the tidelands of Discovery Bay, Jefferson County. DNR and NOSC began scoping this project in 2005 after one of the buildings collapsed onto a known Olympia oyster population during a winter storm; however it took several years to acquire the necessary funding and staff to move forward on the project. NOSC contributed $1,200 plus in-kind staff time towards an historic and cultural review of the site as well as assistance with the development of permit documents and project review. The project was funded primarily through a Washington Department of Ecology Coastal Protection Fund grant.

    Prior to full project scoping, volunteers assisted WDFW staff in the relocation of the oysters to prevent damage to the population during the demolition. Volunteers also assisted after the demolition with the placement of straw to prevent erosion in those areas where vegetation (all invasive) was removed to access the buildings.

    Removal of these buildings will restore and enhance environmental resources by improving habitat and removing the threat of pollution and smothering for the largest known Olympia oyster bed in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $14,357.77
    Grant Funds: $50,000.00
    Partner Match: $1,200.00+
    Total Project Cost: $67,742.16

    Hood Canal Riparian Planting
    The Hood Canal Coordinating Council’s Community Nearshore Restoration Program will work with landowners to upgrade vegetation conditions along their shoreline property at various locations in the Hood Canal. HCCC, in partnership with other local resources such as Washington Conservation Corp, will also maintain current plantings at restoration sites in Snow/Salmon and Chimacum estuaries of eastern Jefferson County.

    DNR Restoration Funds: $5,000
    Partner Match: $3,010
    Total Estimated Project Cost: $8,010

  • Spokane County

    Harvard Road North Remedial Design - Metal Sites
    The Harvard Road North Remedial site is located in Spokane County on the Spokane River approximately 4.75 miles west of the Idaho state line. It is one of nine contaminated heavy metal sites that has been identified on the Spokane River. Historical mining practices in the Coeur d’ Alene basin in Idaho resulted in sediment contamination along some of the shore of the Spokane River. The primary contaminants of concern include lead, arsenic, cadmium, and zinc which occur in concentrations that exceed human health and ecological-based criteria. The remedial action implemented by the Washington State Department of Ecology included restoration of approximately 0.5 acres of shoreline by excavating contaminated sediments and filling/capping the excavated area with approximately 1,700 cubic yards of a sand and gravel spawning mix. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $25,000
    Partner Match: $130,000
    Total Project Cost: $155,000

    Pacific County

    Baker Bay Debris Clean Up
    Baker Bay is located in Pacific County within the Columbia River estuary. It is a bay area that collects wood and trash debris along the shore due to the combination of river flow, tidal fluctuations, current interactions and dike location. A resident crew out of the Naselle Youth Camp removed any chemically treated wood that could be identified as well as other potentially toxic debris, such as various items made with of plastics. A total of 19.17 tons (38,340 lbs) of potentially toxic debris were removed from this site. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $3,500
    Partner Match: DNR led project. No match.
    Total Project Cost: $3,500

    South Creek – Willapa Bay National Wildlife Refuge
    The South Creek project is located in the Willapa Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Pacific County. The project aims to restore instream habitat conditions by placing large woody debris in strategic locations within the tidally influenced portion of the creek. South Creek lacks in large woody debris and has adversely affected the maro-invertebrates and fish populations. The Willapa Bay Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group planned and implemented this project in order to protect, enhance and restore instream habitat conditions of tidally influenced wetland habitat. This is the first phase of a multi-phased project. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $26,500
    Partner Match: $108,500
    Total Project Cost: $135,000

    Clark County

    Lower Washougal River Native Planting
    The Lower Washougal River Native Planting project is located in Clark County near the confluence of the Columbia River. The project was implemented by the Lower Columbia River Fish Enhancement Group and includes various improvements on the main stem of the Lower Washougal River including but not limited to the placement of log jams, root wad placement anchored by boulders, and other woody debris catchment structures. A 10 acre gravel mining pit that parallels the river was re-contoured to allow connectivity between the main river and ponds, creating off channel pond and wetland habitat. A 10 foot culvert was placed between ponds to improve water flow and allow for salmon passage during various life stages. The final phase of this project aims to plant native species along the Lower Washougal River and the ponds adjacent to the river. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $25,000
    Partner Match: $240,000
    Total Project Cost: $265,000

    Grays Harbor/Jefferson County

    Upper Quinault River – Alder Creek Restoration
    The Alder Creek restoration project is located on the Upper Quinault River near the border of Grays Harbor and Jefferson County. The Quinault Indian Nation planned and implemented this project in order to protect, enhance, and restore floodplain forest conditions and off-channel spawning, incubation, emergence and rearing habitats critical to sockeye salmon. The project includes various elements needed to add complexity to the main stem Upper Quinault River, the Alder Creek Side Channel complex, and associated islands and riparian areas (such as native plantings). More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $20,000
    Partner Match: $1,080,000
    Total Project Cost: $1,100,000

  • Pierce County

    Balfour Wharf Restoration
    DNR partnered with Foss Waterway Development Authority to remove 240 pilings and 23,037 square feet of creosote-treated decking from the Foss Waterway in Tacoma, WA. This project is part of the Foss Waterway Development Authorities public esplanade project. The focus of this project is to construct a public walkway and access to the water in Foss Waterway. Included with this effort is the restoration of historic structures and the shoreline. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $25,000
    Partner Match: $280,000
    Total Project Cost: $305,000

    Eddon Boatyard Restoration
    The Eddon Boatyard Site is located in Gig Harbor and was purchased by the City of Gig Harbor in 2005. Since that time the city has worked to complete the remediation of the uplands, preservation of the historical boathouse and structures, and restoration of the tidelands. A portion of the restoration included the removal of a creosote-treated bulkhead. DNR partnered with the City of Gig Harbor to help fund the placement of habitat gravel along the newly softened shoreline. This property will provide public access, information on historical uses, park activities, and a restored waterfront for important species. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $36,000
    Partner Match: $1,861,712.93
    Total Project Cost: $1,897,712.93

    King County

    Lake Washington Derelict Barge Removal
    DNR permitted and funded the removal and disposal of a 40’x12’x6’ derelict pontoon from state-owned aquatic land located in South Lake Washington. The barge was abandoned in Lake Washington many years ago and since then had been an eyesore and navigational hazard. The derelict barge was located near the mouth of the Cedar River and along the migration corridor for Chinook salmon. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $10,041.52

2005-2007 Projects

  • Whatcom County

    Cliffside Beach Wood Debris Assessment
    Cliffside Beach is a south- and west-facing beach located to the east of the Nooksack River delta in Bellingham Bay, Washington. Heavy accumulations of fine wood debris, including small twigs, sawdust-like material, and decomposing leaves are present overlying the sand and gravel substrate, despite the lack of an adjacent historic mill site. A commonly held perception is that historic mill operations contributed unnaturally high amounts of material into Bellingham Bay that ultimately deposited at Cliffside Beach.

    DNR and partners Whatcom Marine Resources Committee, Washington Department of Ecology, and the Puget Sound Action Team funded an assessment and feasibility study to determine the potential source(s) of the wood debris. Historical aerial photo analysis, drift analysis, and an assessment of the volume of wood debris and possible methods for removal were examined.

    Anchor Environmental and Coastal Geologic Services outlined results of the assessment conducted as Phase I of a Cliffside Beach Wood Debris Removal Project. Although not a focus of the assessment, during the work some insights were gained on the ecological benefits and sustainability of a removal action, and they are presented in this report. If implemented, Phase II of the project will entail the removal of wood debris and the restoration of the beach. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $10,000
    Partner Match: $50,000
    Total Project Cost: $60,000

    Puget Sound Wide

    Northwest Straits Creosote Debris Removal
    DNR, in partnership with the Northwest Straits Foundation, Washington State University Beach Watchers, and many others, identified sites and completed the removal of 307 tons of creosote-treated debris from six locations throughout the district. This project also trained and educated numerous volunteers on the hazards of creosote and how to identify it within the nearshore. For more information on these projects and the many partners involved, see the Creosote Program website.

    DNR Restoration Funds: $68,118
    Partner Match: $65,380
    Volunteer Match: $7,500
    Total Project Cost: $140,998

  • King County

    Lions Club Side Channel Project
    When we contributed 42 pieces of large woody debris, DNR became an important partner of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Lions Club restoration project on the Cedar River. The project is just outside the City of Renton. Three side channels were excavated along the Cedar River and the large woody debris installed at about 100-foot intervals in the channels. The channels are roughly10- to 12-feet wide and one- to four-feet deep. The woody debris plays an important role in increasing the complexity of the river system, enhancing the processes and improving fish and wildlife habitat in the watershed. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $16,800
    Partner Match: $133,200
    Total Project Cost: $150,000

    Lake Washington Piling Removal
    DNR removed 123 derelict pilings, one steel ball float, and one steel cylinder float from the eastern shores of Lake Washington, near the City of Renton. This project removed pilings and dolphins from the lake that provided cover, shade, and focal points for predators of juvenile chinook and coho salmon. The removal of these pilings was also important because they acted as a navigational hazard for boaters in Lake Washington. More...

    DNR Restoration Fund: $84,902

    Barbee Mill Beach Restoration and Withdrawal
    DNR leased 17 acres of state-owned aquatic land to the Barbee Mill Company for their milling facility for many decades. This lease included an area in Lake Washington for log storage and booming and an area of filled aquatic lands where the sawmill sat. After many years of business the mill closed and the state property was no longer needed for these purposes.

    DNR and the lessee agreed that the old leasehold area should be restored. All of the old mill buildings, timber bulkhead, timber pier, 300 pilings, a log boom, shoreline armoring, and all associated milling structures were removed. Additionally, the fill located on state-owned aquatic lands was removed to re-grade the shoreline to a natural shape.

    The restoration creates functional salmon habitat conditions, such as a reduction of over-water structures, naturally sloped shoreline, native vegetation, large woody debris, and appropriate sized gravel, sand and lake shore materials. Due to the importance of this restored shoreline, DNR withdrew 3.2 acres of state aquatic land from leasing, including the restored shoreline. More...

    Pierce County

    Kopachuck State Park Creosote Bulkhead Removal
    DNR and State Parks were partners in removing a failing creosote bulkhead from State property. The failing 170-foot long creosote bulkhead was located on the tidelands along the shoreline of Kopachuck State Park. The bulkhead was 5-feet high, built of 21 creosote pilings stacked 6 high. Puget Sound benefits with the removal of toxics from the ecosystem, and improves nearshore sediment transport processes by removing shoreline armoring. Removal of the bulkhead restored the shoreline to a natural environment that will benefit migrating and rearing salmon. More...

    DNR Restoration Fund: $12,440.80
    State Parks Contribution: $6,000.00
    Total Project Cost: $18,440.80

    Mason County

    Belfair State Park – Big Mission Creek Restoration
    The Big Mission Creek Restoration Project is restoring critical habitat for endangered salmonids, and other fish, waterfowl, and wildlife. This restoration project will restore historic marsh and tideflats and the natural processes of the creeks. DNR funds covered the cost of the beach and stream gravel. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $15,000
    Partner Match: $293,061
    Total Project Cost: $308,061

2003-2005 Projects

  • Jefferson County

    Port Townsend Railroad Trestle Removal
    A November 2003 storm caused about 400 feet of a Port Townsend Bay railroad trestle be lifted off of its supports. They dropped into the bay close to eelgrass beds. A total of 206 piles were removed as well as the supporting wooden stringers, railroad ties, planking, and steel rails. Most of the wooden materials were creosote treated. This project was initiated and implemented by the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee and Jefferson County Public Works, and completed on March 5, 2004. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $15,000
    Partner Match: $61,449
    Total Project Cost: $76,449

    Mason County

    Little Mission Creek Habitat Restoration
    The The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group sponsored this project to reconnect an historic side channel and provide a route for floodwaters within Belfair State Park. The resulting improved estuarine habitat provides refuge for juvenile salmonids, increase spawning access for migratory adults and help to maintain the creek within its natural boundaries. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $10,000
    Partner Match: $15,000
    Total Project Cost: $25,000

    Whatcom County

    Marine Park Shoreline Restoration Project
    The restoration of 800 linear feet of shoreline at Marine Park in Bellingham included removal of concrete and asphalt slabs, rip rap, rebar, and creosoted pilings to create a more natural beach using a soft-shore stabilization method. The area was reshaped into a gently sloped cobble and sand beach and will provide for healthier marine habitat as well as a safer more enjoyable public beach. The Whatcom Marine Resources Committee was instrumental in encouraging the soft-shore option over traditional riprap. Project implementation was carried out by the Port of Bellingham. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $35,000
    Partner Match: $343,264
    Total Project Cost: $378,264

    Skagit County

    Skagit County Creosote Log/Piling Inventory and Rogue Log Removal Project
    Over 60 miles of Skagit County shoreline was inventoried for creosote logs, debris and derelict pilings by the Skagit County Marine Resources Committee. A total of 75.1 tons of material was removed from beaches on Guemes Island, March Point, Crandall Spit and other locations. This project was also matched with two removals that occurred at Padilla Bay Reserve. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $21,074.92
    Partner Match: $23,565.00
    Total Project Cost: $44,639.92

    Island County

    Fort Casey Creosote Log Removal Project
    More than 37 tons of creosote and arsenic treated wood materials were removed from less than two miles of beach at Fort Casey State Park. This project was the result of a partnership between DNR, Washington State Parks, and the Island County Marine Resources Committee. The project took place from February 25 through March 3, 2005 with on-the-ground assistance from the Washington Conservation Corp, Island County Beach Watchers, Frantz Construction, and Hi Line Helicopters in addition to DNR and Parks staff. More...

    DNR Restoration Funds: $6,789.26
    Partner Match: $18,483.80
    Total Project Cost: $25,273.06

  • Pierce County

    Puget Creek Beach Piling Removal
    DNR partnered with Pierce County in February 2005 to remove 34, 54-foot-long pilings along the beach at Puget Creek. For more information on the restoration of Puget Creek: http://www.pugetcreek.org/salmon12.html

    DNR Restoration Funds: $6,000
    Partner Match: $19,000
    Total Project Cost: $25,000

    Olympic View Restoration Site
    In 2005, DNR and the Olympic View Trustees partnered on engineering and design costs and site characterization work for restoration at the Olympic View site.

    DNR Restoration Funds: $84,000
    Partner Match: $680,000
    Total Project Cost: $764,000

    Eelgrass Nursery Project
    DNR worked with the University of Washington to complete deliverables that supported an eelgrass propagation project in Commencement Bay.

    DNR Restoration Funds: $10,000
    Partner Match: $699,000

    King County

    Codiga Farms / Project Cooperation Agreements
    DNR, Army Corps of Engineers, and various counties and cities have come together through Project Cooperation Agreements to restore important river systems. DNR provides an important piece to these project—state-owned aquatic land. DNR withdraws the aquatic land from leasing and other uses to protect the features that are improved to the restoration projects. An example of one of these projects is the Codiga Farms Restoration on the Duwamish River. A side channel was excavated, leading to the restoration of 25,000 square feet of intertidal marsh. More...