Congressional and Legislative Priorities
Support for Puget Sound Watershed Health and Salmon Habitat Recovey
With Congressional and Legislative support, the watershed groups of Washington State have led the nation in efforts to recover endangered and threatened salmon populations listed under the Endangered Species Act. Sustained capital investment, and targeted legislation are crucial to ensure continued protection and restoration of habitat, growth in our economy, and commitment to Tribal priorities.
WRIA 9 collaborates among its 17 local government partners, tribes, citizens, business and environmental interests, and state, federal and other agencies, to facilitate the creation and implementation of salmon recovery actions identified in the WRIA 9 Salmon Habitat Plan, Puget Sound Chinook Salmon Recovery Plan, and the Puget Sound Action Agenda.
Since 2005, State and Federal capital investments in WRIA 9 have leveraged over $150 million in local and state dollars, creating jobs and growing the economy. To continue this effort, the following documents were included in packets mailed to the WA Congressional delegation and State Legislators in January 2017 seeking their investment support.
WRIA 9 2017 Legislative Priorities Packet
- 2017 Federal Priorities
- 2017 State Priorities
- McSorley Creek Pocket Estuary & Shoreline Restoration Project
- Lower Russell Road Levee Setback Project
- Downey Farmstead Restoration Project
- Duwamish Acquisitions Project
- Re-Green the Green Project
- Riparian Revegetation Maps for Priority Areas