Re-Green the Green

Strategy to grow trees along rivers and streams in the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed

Image of of Re-Green the Green Cover

The lack of tall native trees along the banks of the Green River and its tributaries causes unhealthy and sometimes lethal conditions for Chinook and other salmon. In 2016 the WRIA 9 Riparian Revegetation Work Group developed the Re-Green the Green: Riparian Revegetation Strategy for the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed (Adobe Acrobat) (2.41 MB).

The revegetation strategy includes:

Watch the Green the Green Video: Raise a Glass to our Water

2018 Grant Funding Available for Riparian Revegetation Projects

The WRIA 9 Forum is eager to assist cities, schools, businesses and non-governmental organizations in funding projects that help improve conditions for salmon and water quality in the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound watershed. Information about other projects and programs underway or planned in the watershed can be found in the WRIA 9 Salmon Habitat Plan. This information will serve as a guide as you develop your proposal, may give you ideas that improve your proposal, and may help suggest opportunities for cooperation.

Small Grant Fund for Salmon Habitat and Restoration Projects
$250,000 total funding is available for this grant round, with no minimum grant award and a maximum award of $50,000. Riparian revegetation projects must show a direct benefit to salmon habitat. Projects may be for riparian revegetation or a combination of environmental education with an on-the-ground native planting. The following types of projects are encouraged:

Grant Applications are due by 5 pm on April 24, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Karen Bergeron at karen.bergeron@kingcounty.gov or by telephone at 206.477.4641.

Criteria for applications:

The following criteria will be used to guide the decision about whether to fund your proposal:

Grant Policies
Requests should be consistent with the following policies:

  1. Grants are within the designated funding amounts and have a high certainty of success:
    • Applicants who have identified parcels for planting on maps (please provide with application) and have property owner permission
    • Projects should be able to be completed with the grant award or in combination with other funds already in hand.
  2. The projects must not be required as mitigation for other activities.
  3. The ReGreen the Green fund applications must be consistent with the WRIA 9 Salmon Habitat Plan.
  4. Projects must be completed within two years of award.

Who Can Apply
For all grant programs, the applicants must be one of the following:

How to Apply
If you are interested in making a request for a grant, please e-mail a copy of the grant application and supporting documentation to karen.bergeron@kingcounty.gov. Proposals submitted by email must be less than 10MB (megabytes). Please indicate in the subject line that you are seeking funding for the ReGreen the Green grant program.

Grant Applications are due by 5 pm on April 24, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Karen Bergeron at karen.bergeron@kingcounty.gov or by telephone at 206.477.4641.

How We Will Evaluate Your Proposal
Your proposal will be evaluated using the criteria and grant policies listed above. Your proposal must score at least the minimum points per criterion to be eligible for funding.