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State Awards Nearly $18 Million for Salmon Recovery Projects Statewide


December 12, 2018

The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board Monday announced the award of nearly $18 million in grants, including nearly half a million dollars for Klickitat County, for projects to restore salmon habitat in an effort to bring the iconic fish back from the brink of extinction. An estimated 75 percent of the funded projects will benefit Chinook salmon, which make up a large part of the southern resident orca whale diet.

“This funding helps protect one of our most beloved legacies,” said Gov. Jay Inslee. “Together we’re taking a step forward for salmon, and in turn dwindling southern resident orca whales, while also looking back to ensure we’re preserving historic tribal cultural...

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