Salmon and Orca Recovery Grants Awarded

The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board approved nearly $18 million in grants for four large restoration projects around the state. The grants will restore land along rivers in Kittitas and Okanogan Counties, conserve habitat next to a refuge in Pacific County and remove barriers to salmon migration in Walla Walla. In addition, to help recover endangered Southern Resident killer whales, the Recreation and Conservation Office announced $9.4 million in federal funding for eight projects to restore habitat for Chinook salmon, the main food for orcas.