Chehalis River SP NAP Shoreline (Restoration) 2008

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

This project restored approximately 5 acres of shoreline and associated Riparian Protection areas along the Chehalis River near the end of Preacher’s Slough Road. The project included intitial weed control of Himalayan blackberries and reed canary grass, followed by restoration of native species to provide shade, cover and bank stabilization. Species planted included willow, cottonwood, sitka spruce, cedar, alder, native shrubs such as twinberry honeysuckle, salmonberry, elderberry, nootka rose, ninebark, and red osier dogwood. Areas damaged by off-road vehicles were repaired and restored to a natural, functioning condition. Maintenance was carried out following planting to insure success of the planting.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: 60000 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Grays Harbor Legislative District: 19 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1397

Location Details

Take HWY 8 to Montesano, go south on Hwy 107 approximately 4 miles to Preachers Slough Road on right. Drive to major spur on the right and park (spur to river not drivable due to very deep puddles.)

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.