Leque Island: 250 Acres Open to the Tide

Leque Island: 250 Acres Open to the Tide

By Kat Morgan, Associate Director for Puget Sound Conservation Seven years ago this fall, I wore a hard hat and safety vest to visit The Nature Conservancy’s Port Susan Bay Preserve as a major estuary restoration project was underway. 150 acres of former estuary was...

2019 FbD Project List Announcement

2019 FbD Project List Announcement

The Department of Ecology (Ecology), along with our partners the Puget Sound Partnership (Partnership) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), are announcing the release of the Floodplains by Design (FbD) 2019-21 project list.  This project list supports Ecology’s request...

Watch: Fish-Farms-Floods

Watch: Fish-Farms-Floods

Check out this new series of videos developed to spread the win-win-win news of collaborating for fish-farms-floods. These videos highlight the Floodplains for the Future that is a subset of Floodplains by Design projects in Pierce County, Washington. Floodplains by...

Washington Legislature Fails to Pass 2017-2019 Capital Budget

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 extensive ripple...

Fewer Floods and More Salmon

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 in Pierce and...

Watch: Managing Water Resources in Dungeness Watershed

Watch: 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 diminished...

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