2017 Funding Opportunities
The King County Flood Control District has approved $871,474 to fund watershed restoration and protection projects in the Snoqualmie & South Fork Skykomish Watersheds in the 2017 grant round. The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum runs the project selection process for the 2017 Cooperative Watershed Management (CWM) Grant Program and will recommend projects to the Flood District for funding.
Do you have a habitat restoration or protection project in mind? Need funding? The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum may be able to help.
The CWM grant pre-application is due on February 18th, 2016.
E-Mail applications to:
Beth leDoux at firstname.lastname@example.org
About CWM Funding and Eligibility
The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum will allocate $871,474 in King County Flood Control District funds to support:
- habitat protection and restoration projects,
- stewardship projects and programs,
- and feasibility studies and monitoring.
Among the highest funding priorities will be those projects or programs that promote chinook and bull trout recovery as outlined in the Snohomish River Basin Salmon Conservation Plan, including the Snohomish Basin Protection Plan, an addendum to the salmon plan adopted in November 2015. In addition, actions that benefit steelhead trout and other salmonids are important as well as water quality improvements consistent with the Forum’s Snoqualmie Watershed Water Quality Synthesis Report.
For more information, please contact Beth leDoux, Snoqualmie Watershed Technical Coordinator at 206-477-4750.
- CWM Grant Pre-Application (.docx)
- CWM Pre-application Draft Budget (.xlsx)
- CWM 2017 Funding Funding Priorities and Scoring Criteria (.pdf)
- 2017 CWM Grant Program Timeline and Review Process (.pdf)
Example of Past Projects:
Chinook Bend Levee Removal: In 2011, King County completed the Chinook Bend Levee Removal Project removing approximately 2000 feet of revetment along the Snoqualmie River. The donated agriculture land will now become restored floodplain and off-channel habitat critical for threatened Chinook salmon and other salmonid species. Funding for the project was provided by the King Conservation District, Salmon Recovery Funding Board, Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account, and King County Water and Land Resources Division.
CONSTRUCTION: King County utilized a portable dam to allow crews to remove the levee and revetment
Restoration on Griffin Creek
King County, Wild Fish Conservancy*, and the WDFW Jobs for the Environment Program worked with three agricultural landowners along Lower Griffin Creek to restore riparian habitat and reduce flooding problems on 80 acres of farmland. Funding was provided by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board* and the King Conservation District.*
BEFORE: Eroded stream banks caused flooding and water quality problems.
AFTER: A 400 foot bank was reconstructed and more than 8,000 native plants were planted to restore this reach.