DNR buys South Sound Land Along Kennedy Creek for Conservation

July 24, 2019

A WWRP-funded acquisition will preserve critical salmon habitat in the south Puget Sound. Not only will this property preserve salmon spawning streams, but it will also provide opportunities for low-impact recreation and education, as well as maintaining the right of the Squaxin Island Tribe to gather, hunt, and fish on the land

Excerpt: Kennedy Creek, a stream that touches Thurston and Mason counties and stretches from Capitol State Forest and Summit Lake to Totten Inlet, is home to average fall runs of about 30,000 chum salmon, making it “one of the most productive chum salmon spawning streams in Washington,” according to the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Read more in The Olympian.