The National Wetlands Conservation Grant Program is a matching grants program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to acquire, restore, and enhance wetlands of coastal States and the Trust Territories. Using matching funds from this grant program, Ecology has partnered with tribes, cities, counties, federal and state agencies and others to acquire, restore, and enhance coastal wetlands throughout Washington. Applications are due in May every year.
If you plan on applying for a grant, contact Chris Hempleman by email or phone (360-407-0239) so Ecology can make all the necessary arrangements. Detailed grant information can be found on the following web pages:
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|Oakland Bay Estuary Conservation Phase 3 – Ecology in partnership with Capitol Land Trust was awarded $1,000,000 to acquire and restore 76 acres at the mouth of John’s Creek where it empties into central Oakland Bay, Mason County.|
|Tarboo-Dabob Bay Acquisition and Restoraton Phase III – Ecology in partnership with Northwest Watershed Institute was awarded $1,000,000 to permanently preserve 119 acres and to restore a portion of the shoreline in Tarboo-Dabob Bay, Jefferson County. This project builds on several previous National Coastal Wetlands grants from 1992-2012 that were used to purchase 3,681 acres in the Tarboo-Dabob watershed.|
|Snow Creek Salt Marsh and Nearshore Restoration Phase II - Ecology in partnership with North Olympic Salmon Coalition was awarded $815,435 to restore over 21 acres near the mouth of Snow Creek, in Discovery Bay, Jefferson County. This project builds upon and expands the restoration area of a Coastal Wetlands grant awarded last year.|
|Port Gamble Bay Shoreline Acquisition– Ecology in partnership with Kitsap County was awarded $1,000,000 to acquire 225 acres along Port Gamble Bay in north Kitsap County. Kitsap County will manage the property as open space and provide passive recreation opportunities for the community.|
|North Livingston Bay Wetlands Phase I – Ecology in partnership with Whidbey Camano Land Trust was awarded $1,000,000 to permanently preserve 113 acres and restore 68 of those acres, in Livingston Bay on Camano Island, Island County.|
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