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Salmon grants for Snohomish County

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office has announced grants for salmon recovery, with $767,766 going to projects in Snohomish County.

Among those, the Stillaguamish River will benefit from several projects.

The Stillaguamish Tribe will receive $195,000 to design a culvert for Canyon Creek Road, on the south fork of the Stillaguamish River and the tribe will assist the county in a project that will assess the flow of Pilchuck Creek using $188,476.

To prevent road failure or erosion in the Canyon Creek watershed, the that would add sediment to the creek, this project will design culvert replacements for 21.2 miles of forest service roads in the watershed.

The Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force will receive $230,000 to control knotweed along the Stillaguamish River. Along with the lack of tree cover, the knotweed has contributed to high water temperatures, excessive sediment, and loss of food supply for fish. The task force will contribute $42,400 from state and federal grants and will work with the Snohomish Conservation District, Snohomish County Noxious Weed Control Board and community volunteers to work toward controlling the invasive species.

Other projects in the county will benefit Tychman Slough on the Skykomish River and the Snohomish River Basin.

Recipients:

• $188,476 for Snohomish County for Pilchuck Creek, partner with Stillaguamish Tribe.

• $230,000 for Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force, Knotweed partner with Snohomish Conservation District and Snohomish County Noxious Weed Control Board.

• $95,000 for Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force for Tychman Slough Restoration Design.

• $59,290 for Wild Fish Conservancy, Snohomish River Basin.

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