South Sound Estuary Association / South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group present
Title of Event: Learning About Estuaries
Host/Organization: South Sound Estuary Association/South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group
Date and Time: November 3, 2010 6:30 pm
Address: 500 Adams Street NE (LOTT Education Center), Olympia, WA 98501
Description: Dr. Gerardo Chin-Leo, Evergreen State College Professor and expert on Estuaries, is the presenter at the community event. Interested in learning more about this unique environment, please join us at this event. for More info:
Contact: Diana Larsen-Mills
Phone: 360 754-7371
Hundreds of acres of estuary at the mouth of the Nisqually River have been restored. Dikes are being removed and land that once used to raise cattle is now providing a home for fish.
Fish passage is being restored between Lummi Bay and Bellingham Bay in the Nooksack River delta, giving juvenile salmon access to important estuary habitat.
There’s an emergency tug stationed year-round now in Neah Bay to help protect our shoreline from oil spills.
The Skokomish River watershed is being put back together. Habitat improvement projects are helping to heal the river system and restore salmon. We’re also learning more about the dead zones in Hood Canal and taking steps to stop them.
It has taken us a long time to reach this point in our journey. After decades of hard work by local, state, federal and tribal governments, conservation groups, shellfish growers and many others, I believe we are standing on the threshold of a positive future for us and salmon.
These salmon recovery efforts mean everything to us tribes. Nothing less than our culture and treaty-reserved rights are at stake. It’s why we’re involved in every part of natural resources management in Washington.