Washington Water & Salmon Fund Finder
Prototype v. 1.0 -- November 30, 2020
About Washington Fund Finder
The Washington Water & Salmon Fund Finder is a grant and loan search tool that stores natural resource funding opportunities in Washington.
Anyone can use the tool to search, track, and prepare for potential funding opportunities.
Use the search buttons above to search multiple grant and loan opportunities that support salmon and water projects in your community.
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Yakima County Levee Removal
Levee removal decreases flood risk for community and helps salmon.
This project will remove 500 feet of the Naches River levee that directs the river against the Town of Naches levee, reducing the risk of levee failure for the community. The project also will buy of 21 acres of floodplain behind the removed levee and build channels to reconnect the floodplain. The work will increase off-channel habitat, places where salmon can rest, feed, and hide from predators. The lower Naches River is part of a basin-wide recovery plan, supporting bull trout and steelhead, both of which are listed under the federal Endangered Species Act, as well as other salmon species.
Collaborative Efforts Restore the Skokomish Estuary
The Skokomish Delta is the largest river delta in Hood Canal. The recent completion of the final phase marks the end of the largest estuary restoration project in Puget Sound.
The Skokomish Tribe and partners restored more than 1,000 acres of lands and tidal wetlands. The restoration effort has received six salmon recovery grants totaling more than $5.2 million. The restored area will provide essential habitat for salmon and other wildlife.
River delta estuaries form where river floodplains meet the sea, creating a uniquely critical ‘bridge’ habitat where freshwater mixes with salt water and sediments collect. A diverse array of specially adapted plants and animals thrive and take advantage of the fertility there, moving in and out with the tides.
Puget Sound’s sixteen major estuaries provide irreplaceable nursery habitat for young salmon, and important feeding and resting habitat for migratory birds, and many other species that cannot find these unique benefits in any other place in our landscape. For example, young salmon that can rear longer in delta estuaries grow faster and are more likely to survive their ocean migration.