Skagit County, A Place of Beauty
The Skagit is a place of incredible beauty, amazing people, and abundant natural resources. At Skagit Watershed Council, we believe that a healthy community contributes to protecting what it loves – its natural beauty and resource, its cultural richness and history, its people, and its future.
In that spirit of community, Skagit Watershed Council is launching the #OurSkagit photo contest. Head over to our blog to read more!
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Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Earlier this week at Leque Island west of Stanwood, saltwater flowed naturally for the first time in over 150 years!
As part of an estuary restoration project, contractors removed over 2.4 miles of levee to restore 250 acres of tidal marsh habitat in the Stillaguamish River watershed where 85% of historic tidal marsh has been displaced.
Estuaries are important for juvenile Chinook salmon as they transition from fresh to salt water, as well as shorebirds, waterfowl, and a host of other species in the area. Because Puget Sound's southern resident killer whales rely upon Chinook salmon for food, the project is also closely aligned with orca recovery efforts.
Read more from this recent article from the Everett Herald. https://www.heraldnet.com/news/camano-will-feel-a-lot-more-like-an-island-as-of-this-week/
#WildWashington #Conservation #Habitat