Saturday, December 10th was a day to remember in the Nisqually watershed. On that day, 17 projects partners spanning across 5 watersheds in the south Puget Sound were honored for the amazing work done to restore the Nisqually Estuary. For over 15 years, the Nisqually Estuary Restoration Team has worked to plan, fund, and implement the restoration over 1000 acres of tidal habitat. Not only was this project the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, but it also marked the first time multiple watersheds have joined together on a single project in a single watershed in the Puget Sound. The Obama Administration recognized such organizations as the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, the Nisqually Tribe, and Ducks Unlimited, as well as many others for their incredible accomplishments. The efforts of this partnership have been described as a vital step in the recovery of the Puget Sound.
Click here to read the full article at the EPA’s website.
Couldn’t be there? No worries! David Hymel of Rain Dog Designs caught some of the day’s amazing moments on film! Click here to view those photos.