Dungeness R. RR Reach Floodplain Restoration

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

In September and October 2015 the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe restored salmon habitat forming processes to approximately 15.5 acres of floodplain, numerous side channels, and 2,000 feet of the Dungeness River at river mile 5.8 near Sequim. This was accomplished by removing the environmentally harmful, creosoted 585-foot long RR Trestle and its associated fill from the river channel and the floodplain. The function of the RR Trestle – providing access across the river for the Olympic Discovery Trail – was replaced by the construction of a 750-foot long channel migration zone (CMZ) spanning, salmon-friendly pedestrian bridge, which was opened to the public on December 24, 2015. In early 2016 the construction corridor was revegetated with native trees and shrubs. Monitoring in 2017 has found that the construction corridor vegetation is reestablished at acceptable levels.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $52,000.00 Applicant Match: $824,100.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 15-1053

Location Details

East Side: Follow US-101 to River Rd. Take the River Rd exit from US-101. Turn north onto River Rd. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto W Washington St. Turn left onto S Priest Rd. Turn left onto W Hendrickson Rd and follow to the end. West Side: From the junction of SR 101 and Carlsborg Road on the west side of Sequim travel north 0.5 mi. Turn right onto E. Runnion Rd. and travel to the end of the road (approximately 1 mi). There is parking for the Olympic Discovery Trail. Park and walk the remainder of the way to project site on the trail (approximately 0.5 mi).

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.