Watch: Stillaguamish Tribe-led estuaryproject comes to life

By Jenny Baker, Senior Restoration Manager Restoration of the zis a ba tidal marsh, named for a former Stillaguamish Tribal chief, has been documented in a wonderful new video. Interviews of tribal members, cultural resources experts, tribal staff and consultants all...

Nooksack Levee Project Shows Success of Floodplains by Design

By Jenny Baker, Senior Restoration Manager Thanksgiving Day floods found many people evacuating their homes around Puget Sound and fish searching for quiet places to get away from fast-moving floodwaters. Two of the 29 projects funded by Floodplains by Design provided...

Creativity & Brainstorming to Put an End to Flooding Risk

By Heather Cole, Puget Sound Community Relations Manager  “We just had a 300-year flood event — no one noticed, no Federal assistance needed. Thanks expressed to Floodplains by Design” -future newspaper headline in 2030 This was one of the top “big ideas” that came...

WDOE Now Accepting Proposals!

We are excited to announce that proposals are now being accepted for the next round of Floodplains by Design grant program funding. We appreciate your patience in waiting for the approval of a state capital budget for the current biennium. And...

Washington legislature fails to pass 2017-2019 Capital Budget

The Washington State legislature adjourned at the end of July without adopting a capital budget for the 2017-19 biennium This means no funding for Floodplains by Design projects, and other critical programs. The true impact of this decision, and the...

Fewer floods and more salmon.

The Puget Sound Institute features a new story about the benefits of taking an integrated Floodplains by Design approach. This story provides a nice summary behind the goals of integrating flood control and salmon recovery, and highlights recent projects...

New Video: Managing water resources in Dungeness watershed

A new film highlights how partners have come together to plan for managing water resources as the North Olympic snowpack is diminishing. This film highlights the needs and benefits of the Dungeness River Off-Channel Reservoir Project. Climate change has...

NEW Climate Impacts in Puget Sound report

This new report summarizes the current state of knowledge concerning observed and likely future climate trends and their effects on the lands, waters, and people of the Puget Sound region. Read the full report here.

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