SEATTLE — The National Marine Fisheries Service announced $3.7 million in grants Tuesday for fish habitat restoration in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
The largest grant, $1.4 million, goes for three projects with The Nature Conservancy to restore nearly 500 acres of flood plain habitat on Puget Sound. Another $1 million with Snohomish County will help restore nearly 330 acres of wetland in the Snohomish River estuary.
In Oregon, NOAA Fisheries grants include $392,000 with Ecotrust to return 200 acres of farmland to the Siuslaw River estuary, and $242,000 in Tillamook County to plan restoration of 400 acres of wetlands for Tillamook Bay.
In Alaska, $330,000 goes toward removing marine debris from shorelines, in partnership with the Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation and the Sitka Sound Science Center.