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OR&R Recovers $3.9 Million to Restore Natural Resources in the Lower Duwamish River

MAY 17, 2021 — The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington finalized a settlement worth approximately $3.9 million with the City of Seattle to fund natural resource restoration in the Lower Duwamish River.

Tugboat on a river.
Lower Duwamish River, Seattle, Washington. Image credit: NOAA.

The settlement is on behalf of the Elliott Bay Trustee Council, which includes NOAA, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the State of Washington, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, and the Suquamish Tribe. The settlement centers on “Restoration Project One” created by Bluefields Holdings on behalf of the City. The project creates an off-channel inlet with a diverse range of marsh, mudflat and riparian habitat that will benefit juvenile salmon, resident fish, and many resident and migratory birds.

For additional information, contact Marla.Steinhoff@noaa.gov.

Last updated Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:14am PDT