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WSG Receives Funding to Build Coastal Resilience in the Columbia River Estuary

November 29, 2021

The Columbia River Estuary. Photo: Tony Grover

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded $259,888 from the National Coasta­l Resilience Fund (NCRF) to the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and partners, including Washington Sea Grant, for a project to develop community-based hazards and habitat resilience planning in the Columbia River E­stuary.

With this funding, WSG will conduct outreach and adaptation planning workshops to identify and prioritize site-specific project concepts to strengthen ecological and community resilience. The project partners will also develop relationships, capacity and common understanding across local, state and federal stakeholders; advance projects to be ready for additional assessment, design and implementation; and support planning for restoration of critical tidal floodplain habitat for juvenile salmonids.

This grant is one of 49 announced by the NCRF, for a total of $39.5 million in funding to support coastal resilience projects in 28 states. Learn more about these awards and the NCRF here.