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  • Greetings, My name is Kimberlie Gridley. I am a project manager for the SPSSEG. Thank you so much for joining us here this evening. I am going to take a few moments to tell you a bit about our group and some the projects we are currently working on.
  • We are one of 14 Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups through Washington State formed by a mandate from the legislature in 1989. Our group was formed soon after in 1991. Since that time we have grown to include a board of 9 directors, 4 full time and 2 part-time staff members. Our newly revised mission as stated here is:
  • Located near Nisqually Refuge Historically a perennial stream and a pocket estuary with unimpeded tidal movement Estuary turned to a pond by parking lot, stream was piped, no fish access Removal of parking lot fill and installation of box culvert restored tides to pocket estuary and full stream access Soft armoring using wood and native plants
  • Big Cove is located on Totten Inlet, west of Steamboat Island Road. Removed an earthen dam, shoreline armoring and over 2,000 CY of fill which blocked the pocket estuary and stream. Restored the estuary for fish, shore birds, other wildlife and planted native vegetation along the tidal edge.
  • Greenwater is a Tributary to the upper White River and is one of the primary producers of White River Spring Chinook, Coho and steelhead. The river has suffered from intense logging practices as evidenced by these aerial photos from 1956 and 1970. Note the location of the forest road bisecting the floodplain.
  • Phase 1 installed 5 ELJs and removed 1/2mile of road. Phase 1 and 2 will install total of 16 ElJs and remove 3/4 mile of road to reconnect 80 acres of floodplain Activated side channels, recruit gravel????
  • Located near Eatonville Valley drained in 1900’s for agriculture, Ohop Creek moved to valley side and ditched Created faster water, incised channel, less in-stream habitat Floodplain converted to pasture crops and became devoid of forest canopy Approx. 1 mile of restored stream channel for salmonid rearing and feeding Floodplain approx. 60,000 Plants over 2 years LWD placement
  • Elbow lake creek tributary to Powell Creek near Yelm. Removed a barrier culvert and was the 4 th culvert to be removed in a suite of projects to restore fish access with Powell Creek.
  • South Sound Group coordinated several riparian plantings at a number of restoration sites In Mason, Thurston and Pierce Counties. With assistance from volunteers, landowners, and organizations such as the Washington Conservation Corps We were able to establish native vegetation along stream and marine corridors
  • Goldsborough Creek is located near Shelton and is the primary producer of Coho salmon in Deep South Sound The success of the watershed was only possible after a full spanning dam was removed in 2001, allowing fish access to the upper watershed However, barrier culverts, high flood flows and other limiting factors still affect fish habitat. This comprehensive development campaign allowed SPSSEG to identify and develop 17 possible fish habitat projects. A number of these projects have already received funding for further design and implementation including a grant obtained from the EPA by the Squaxin Island Tribe
  • Identified 65 potential projects and developed 6 projects to conceptual design in the Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor and Islands portion of WRIA 15.
  • SPSSEG in close partnership with Metro Parks Tacoma and People for Puget Sound underwent an 18 month feasibility and design process for restoration of Titlow Lagoon. The process involved extensive public input through the Titlow Park master planning process and resulted in preliminary designs for: Replacing the tide gate with a large span bridge Removing the 100m swimming pool and associated parking lot from the shoreline of the lagoon Restoring the lagoon size and orientation to its near-historic footprint
  • Tidal Culvert on Hartstene Island SPSSEG grant sponsor Mason County Engineering and oversight
  • Since 2002 SPSSEG has been involved in a habitat and juvenile fish abundance monitoring project on the Mashel River, a tributary to the Nisqually. partnership with the Nisqually Indian tribe to collect data before and after implementation of restoration projects Preliminary fish count results show that juvenile salmonids tend to congregate in the pools around these log jams. We will be presenting findings at the Puget Sound Georgia Basin Conference in Seattle next month. We feel it is important to conduct research and monitoring as much as possible however grant funding is always limited and so we are always seeking new funding sources.
  • Great success for education outreach KCST near Shelton. Each year roughly 5000 people including nearly 100 school classes. Trail is open through the month of November. If you have never been there please make a point to check it out next November, you won’t be disappointed. Fish TV Splash – August or September Donations
  • $3 per student Our great success in this arena has been the KCST near Shelton. Each year roughly 5000 people including nearly 100 school groups visit the trail to learn about salmon biology and view the Chum run. The trail is open through the month of November.If you have never been there please make a point to check it out next november, you won’t be disappointed. This past August we hosted our first Kennedy Creek SPLASH. Planned as a fundraising event for Kennedy Creek, attendees, enjoyed live music, libations, shellfish and decadent desserts. SPLASH was a great success and is bound to become an annual event. Look for the announcement this spring and get your tickets early! We hope to see you there.
  • Our great success in this arena has been the KCST near Shelton. Each year roughly 5000 people including nearly 100 school groups visit the trail to learn about salmon biology and view the Chum run. The trail is open through the month of November.If you have never been there please make a point to check it out next November, you won’t be disappointed. This past August we hosted our first Kennedy Creek SPLASH. Planned as a fundraising event for Kennedy Creek, attendees, enjoyed live music, libations, shellfish and decadent desserts. SPLASH was a great success and is bound to become an annual event. Look for the announcement this spring and get your tickets early! We hope to see you there.
  • Similar to Greenwater, Clearwater river has been impacted by past logging practices Project focus is in-stream habitat, wood cover, floodplain connection Current grant allocations for Eng. and Const. Partnerships highlight
  • Brians annual meeting2011 presentation

    1. 1. 2011 Annual Meeting <ul><li>January 27 th , Lacey Community Center </li></ul>
    2. 2. Our Mission: “ Protect and restore salmon populations and aquatic habitat with an emphasis on ecosystem function through scientifically informed projects, community education, and volunteer involvement”.
    3. 3. 2010 Project Development and Implementation <ul><li>Beachcrest Estuary Restoration </li></ul><ul><li>Big Cove Estuary Restoration </li></ul><ul><li>Greenwater Floodplain Phase I </li></ul><ul><li>Ohop Valley Restoration </li></ul><ul><li>Elbow Lake Creek Fish Passage </li></ul><ul><li>Riparian Planting Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Goldsborough Creek Project Development </li></ul><ul><li>WRIA 15 Nearshore Project Development </li></ul><ul><li>Titlow Feasibility and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Jarrell Cove Fish Passage </li></ul><ul><li>Stream Monitoring </li></ul>
    4. 4. Beachcrest Estuary Restoration County: Thurston Objective: Estuary and Fish Passage Funding: SRFB, USFWS, NFWF Partners: Homeowners Association Engineering: Fisheries Consultants Contractor: McClung Constr.
    5. 5. Big Cove Estuary Restoration County: Mason Objective: Estuary and Fish Passage Funding: SRFB, NFWF, USFWS Engineering: Waterfall Eng. Contractor: McClung Const.
    6. 6. Greenwater Floodplain Restoration Phase I Greenwater River 1956 Greenwater River 1970
    7. 7. Greenwater Floodplain Restoration Phase I County: Pierce and King Objective: Floodplain In-stream Funding: SRFB, WSDOT, PSP, Partners: US Forest Service Muckleshoot Tribe Puyallup Tribe Engineering: Herrera and ENTRIX Contractor: RV Associates
    8. 8. County: Pierce Objective: In-stream Habitat and Floodplain Funding: SRFB, USFWS, NRCS Partners: Nisqually Tribe Nisqually Land Trust Engineering: ENTRIX Contractor: RV Associates Ohop Valley Restoration
    9. 9. County: Thurston Objective: Fish Passage Funding: NFWF, USFWS Partners: Nisqually Tribe Nisqually Land Trust Engineering: Waterfall Eng. Contractor: McClung Const. Elbow Lake Creek
    10. 10. Riparian Planting Projects: Goldsborough Clover Creek Beachcrest Objective: Riparian Funding: Pierce County SGP NFWF Squaxin Tribe Partners: Pierce Stream Team Mary Sue and Arthur Gee WCC Sound Native Plants Volunteers
    11. 11. Goldsborough Creek Project Development County: Mason Objective: Project Development Funding: NFWF Partners: Simpson Timber, Green Diamond, Squaxin Island Tribe, Capitol Land Trust, WRIA 14 stakeholders Engineering: Waterfall Eng. Anchor QEA
    12. 12. WRIA 15 Nearshore Project Development County: Pierce Objective: Project Development Funding: SRFB Partners: Squaxin Tribe Pierce County Engineering: Anchor QEA CGS Coast and Harbor Waterfall Eng.
    13. 13. Titlow Lagoon Feasibility and Design County: Pierce Objective: Feasibility Funding: ESRP Partners: Metro Parks Tacoma People for Puget Sound Engineering: Parametrix .
    14. 14. Jarrell Cove Fish Passage County: Mason Objective: Estuary and Fish Passage Funding: SRFB and Mason County Partners: Mason County Engineering: Mason County Contractor: Pivetta Brothers
    15. 15. Stream Monitoring
    16. 16. Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail
    17. 17. Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail
    18. 18. Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail Al Schmauder Allen Schein Andy Hix Anna Kinderman Arline Fullerton Becky Corr Ben Trowbridge Bruce Stewart Bryan Owens Chris Zipperer Craig Baker David Love Dell Simmons Denise Beckwith Diane Russell Dianne Kordosis Drew Petrozzi Emily Sanford Jack Havens Jaime Petrozzi Jennifer Hopper Jerimiah Wedding Jessie Duvall Jim Anderson Joe Uhlman John Rosenberg Kameron Harper Kayta Tourtillot Ken Guza Leeann Tourtillot Lon Sullivan Mark Genich Mary Gibbons Mary Ann Firmin Megan Langhals Melissa Jones Michelle Stevie Sarah Haque Sharon Love Shawn Zaniewski Steve Mutoli Terrence Lee Virginia Haas Warren Dawes Steven Brink Linton Waldrick Thanks to our 2010 Kennedy Creek Docents!
    19. 19. 2011-12 Projects Allison Springs Estuary Purdy Creek Fish Passage Schneider Creek Fish Passage Goldsborough Creek Project Suite Greenwater Floodplain Phase 2 Priest Point Park Bulkhead Removal Design Gull Harbor Estuary Boston Harbor Culvert Removal Design Squaxin Is. Pier and Bulkhead Removal Case Inlet Shoreline Enhancement Penrose Point Bulkhead Removal Design Midway Creek Fish Barrier Removal McCormick Creek Fish Passage Ohop Valley Restoration Design Phase III Clearwater Large Woody Debris Project WRIA 13 Three Year Workplan Project Development WRIA 14 Three Year Workplan Project Development McClane Creek Watershed Project Development
    20. 20. Allison Springs and Randall County: Thurston Objective: Estuary and Fish Passage Funding: SRFB, USFWS Partners: Capitol Land Trust City of Olympia People for P. Sound Engineering: Waterfall Eng.
    21. 21. Squaxin Island Pier and Bulkhead County: Mason Objective: Shoreline processes Funding: SRFB, WA Dept. Nat. Resources Partners: Squaxin Tribe WDNR Contractor: Redside Const.
    22. 22. Clearwater River Large Woody Debris County: Pierce Objective: In-stream habitat Funding: SRFB Partners: Muckleshoot Tribe Puyallup Tribe Hancock Res. Comp.
    23. 23. Thanks to Our Partners <ul><li>Salmon Recovery Funding Board </li></ul><ul><li>Thurston Conservation District </li></ul><ul><li>Mason Conservation District </li></ul><ul><li>Pierce Conservation District </li></ul><ul><li>South Sound Fly Fishers </li></ul><ul><li>Trout Unlimited </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Trout </li></ul><ul><li>Puget Sound Action Team </li></ul><ul><li>People for Puget Sound </li></ul><ul><li>The Nature Conservancy </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol Land Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually Land Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Pack Forest </li></ul><ul><li>Green Diamond </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor Shellfish </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy Creek Quarry </li></ul><ul><li>Stream Team </li></ul><ul><li>Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group </li></ul><ul><li>Port of Olympia </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Conservation Corps </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Department of Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Department of Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Puyallup Tribe </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually Tribe </li></ul><ul><li>Squaxin Tribe </li></ul><ul><li>Muckleshoot Tribe </li></ul><ul><li>US Forest Service </li></ul><ul><li>US Fish and Wildlife Service </li></ul><ul><li>National Fish and Wildlife Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Mason County </li></ul><ul><li>Pierce County </li></ul><ul><li>Thurston County </li></ul><ul><li>Kitsap County </li></ul><ul><li>City of Olympia </li></ul><ul><li>City of Eatonville </li></ul><ul><li>City of Yelm </li></ul><ul><li>Local School District </li></ul><ul><li>South Sound Green </li></ul><ul><li>Metro Parks Tacoma </li></ul><ul><li>University of Puget Sound </li></ul><ul><li>Clover Park Technical College </li></ul><ul><li>Puget Sound Fly Fishers </li></ul>

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