SWC2012Projects-portsusan

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The Nature Conservancy worked for over 10 years to design and implement a dike removal and set back project in Port Susan Bay.  As a result, over 100 acres has been returned to tidal influence, and is providing new habitat for fish and shorebirds.

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SWC2012Projects-portsusan

  1. 1. www.stillaguamishwatershed.org Dedicated to restoring and maintaining a healthyStillaguamish River Watershed since 1990
  2. 2. The mission of the Stillaguamish Watershed Council(SWC) is to maintain a healthy, functioning Stillaguamish Watershed by providing a local forum in which agencies,organizations, communities, and the public can engage in a collaborative watershed based process of decision making and coordination. This slideshow highlights the work of the SWC www.stillaguamishwatershed.org
  3. 3. Port Susan Bay RestorationSponsored by The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy worked for over 10 years to design and implement a dike removal and set back project in Port Susan Bay. As a result, over 100 acres has been returned to tidal influence. Location
  4. 4. Port Susan Bay RestorationSponsored by The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy removed the dike labeled in red on this map and built a new, set back dike along the area in green. As a result, over 100 acres has been returned to tidal influence, and is providing new habitat for fish and shorebirds. Scope of Work
  5. 5. Port Susan Bay RestorationSponsored by The Nature ConservancyOld Dike Before Old Dike After The Nature Conservancy worked for over 10 years todesign and implement a dikeremoval and set back project in Port Susan Bay. As a result, over 100 acres has been returned to tidal influence. Old Dike During
  6. 6. Port Susan Bay RestorationSponsored by The Nature ConservancyWest Dike Before West Dike After The Nature Conservancy removed this dike in Port Susan. As a result, over 100 acres has been returned to tidal influence, and is now providing new habitat for fish and shorebirds. West Dike During
  7. 7. Port Susan Bay RestorationSponsored by The Nature ConservancyEast Dike Before East Dike After The Nature Conservancy worked for over 10 years todesign and implement a dikeremoval and set back project in Port Susan Bay. As a result, over 100 acres has been returned to tidal influence. East Dike During
  8. 8. Port Susan Bay RestorationSponsored by The Nature ConservancyNew Dike Before New Dike AfterThis new dike helped protect private property from saltwater, while simultaneously providing over 100 new acres of fish and shorebird habitat. New Dike During
  9. 9. For more information about the Stillaguamish Watershed Council visit our website at: www.stillaguamishwatershed.org

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