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Project Examples: Pacific Northwest
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A River Reborn: Restoring Salmon Habitat Along the Duwamish River, NOAA Fisheries

Just south of Seattle, the Boeing Company has created the largest habitat restoration project on the Lower Duwamish River. Boeing worked with NOAA and their partners under a Natural Resource Damage...

Building a Rain Garden in the Pacific Northwest

Learn how to site, design, construct, and maintain a rain garden.

Galerucella Beetle Project, Metro Vancouver Parks

Metro Vancouver Parks is studying the potential of these beetles as a biological control against purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). .

Green Solutions to Stormwater Runoff, Sightline Institute

Curious about polluted stormwater runoff and how you can be part of the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) solution?

Green Valley Creek Off-Channel Winter Refugia Habitat Enhancement Project

Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District partners with Thomas Creek Ranch Homeowners Association to improve habitat for coho salmon in the Green Valley Creek.  

Green-Duwamish Cooperative Riparian Enhancement-Development of a Comprehensive Landscape

King County DNRP Noxious Weed Program manages riparian noxious weeds, including knotweed.

How to Control Knotweed Without Chemicals, King County DNRP Noxious Weed Program

Learn about digging out this invasive weed, cutting and starving roots, and cutting, covering, and shading roots as control methods.

How to Guide for Native Pollinator Habitat Restoration

Best management practices for native pollinator habitat restoration in the Puget Sound lowlands. Matthew B Schwartz & Nelson Salisbury

How to Remove Ivy, West Multnomah Conservation District

Urban Conservationist Mary Logalbo shows your step-by-step instructions on removing invasive ivy from your land.

Knotweed Control Project

Snohomish County Surface Water Management obtained a grant to conduct knotweed assessments in the Little Bear Creek watershed. The goal of this project is to detect and assess current populations of...

Olympia Oyster Restoration

The Puget Sound Restoration Fund is working to restore 100 acres of living native oyster habitat. This includes spreading oyster shells to provide a structure for larvae to use and producing and...

Practical Control Methods for Invasive Plant Species, Seattle Public Utilities

East coast integrated pest management expert Steve Manning presents practical tools and approaches for controlling invasive plants.

Removing Ivy at Chism Beach Park, EarthCorps

More than eight acres of land at Chism Beach Park overrun with ivy and other invasive plants are being restored, with more than 100 volunteers and the city’s garbage hauler pitching in for the cause

Restoring Hope, U.S. Forest Service

A collaborative effort to restore the Jackknife watershed in Idaho.

Restoring Riparian Buffers

Himalayan blackberry had taken over a 20,000-square-foot riverbank, turning it into a monoculture where no other plants could grow. EarthCorps removed all the blackberry, protected the slope from...

Restoring the Elwha

Get a closer look at the large-scale restoration efforts and science behind the largest dam removal in U.S. history, which began in 2011 on the Elwha River in Washington State and how  NOAA Fisheries...

Seattleites Make Rain Gardens to Curb Stormwater Pollution, PBS NewsHour

In an effort to curb pollution from stormwater runoff, Seattle residents have begun a campaign to build 12,000 rain gardens around the Puget Sound. Katie Campbell of KCTS 9 reports.

Soft-Shore Protection in Washingtion

Shoreline homeowners in Washington want to protect their properties while also protecting the fish, wildlife, and shoreline habitats of Puget Sound. Local residents and coastal geologist share about...

Squaw Creek Culvert Fish Passage Improvement Project

This project replaced a perched corrugated metal pipe culvert with a bottomless arch culvert. It restored fish access to about four miles of spawning and rearing habitat.

Tansy Video, Washington State University Extension Office, San Juan County

Tansy ragwort management.

Trees for Neighborhoods, City of Seattle, WA

Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped Seattle residents plant over 8,300 trees in their yards and along the streets. The program provides help selecting the right tree for the location, free...

Vedanta Restoration Project

The Vedanta Society of Portland worked with the Conservation District on a number of special projects to bring its members and visitors closer to native plants and the natural world. These projects...

Washington Urban Watershed Restoration Plan

EarthCorps – Friends of the Hylebos is working to make the Hylebos Watershed the healthiest urban watershed in Puget Sound. The Friends of the Hylebos has been working with the community to protect...