On September 4th, the King County Flood Control District awarded $50,000 in grant funding to the Green River Coalition to improve salmon habitat along the Soos Creek Park trail corridor.
On September 4th, the King County Flood Control District awarded $50,000 in grant funding to the Green River Coalition to improve salmon habitat along the Soos Creek Park trail corridor. These funds were part of $4.6 million that the District approved as part of the Cooperative Watershed Management Grant Program.
“When we invest in restoring King County’s critical habitats we invest in the future of our region’s ecosystems,” said Reagan Dunn, Chair of the Flood Control District. “I look forward to seeing the results of these projects throughout our four major watersheds.”
The Middle Soos Creek Habitat Improvement project includes replanting native vegetation and removing invasive plants. The project would also support outreach to local landowners and trail users on how to maintain this area as future local stewards.
King County Flood Control District grant recipients participating in the Cooperative Watershed Management Grant Program must address high priority habitats or watershed processes that significantly influence productivity in each basin. To ensure high quality projects, only those that have been scientifically vetted and ranked competitively by their respective Water Resource Inventory Area forum are candidates for funding. Cities, towns, special districts, public schools, King County, federally recognized tribes and non-profits are eligible to apply for the grants.