By Ken Stern 

State grants $11.9 million to eight organizations for salmon recovery projects in Skagit County


September 27, 2023

Fishermen waist deep in the Skagit River.

Gary Brown

Fishermen stand chest deep in the Skagit River, casting their lines in a hopeful attempt to catch salmon.

When the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Puget Sound Partnership awarded $81.5 million through 150 grants in 29 counties Sept. 18, they were sending $11,948,293 to eight organizations and institutions in Skagit County for recovering at-risk salmon species.

In a news release, Gov. Jay Inslee said, "These are important projects that will help us restore our salmon populations. They also provide many other benefits. When we clean up our rivers, we not only help salmon, we reduce flooding, help our communities adapt to climate change and preserve jobs that rely on healthy sa...

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