2021 Funding Opportunities

Cooperative Watershed Management Grant Program
The King County Flood Control District has approved $1,937,833 to fund watershed restoration and protection projects in the Snoqualmie & South Fork Skykomish Watersheds in the 2021 grant round. The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum runs the project selection process for the 2021 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.


Project Applications
The 2021 CWM grant round is open November 19, 2020 - April 5, 2021. A Notice of Intent to Apply (NOI) is required and due February 1, 2021. Please send the NOI to Cory Zyla, Project Coordinator, Snoqualmie Watershed Forum (czyla@kingcounty.gov).


E-mail applications to:
Cory Zyla at czyla@kingcounty.gov


About CWM Funding and Eligibility
The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum will allocate $1,937,833 in King County Flood Control District funds to support:

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 2015 Snohomish Basin Protection Plan and the 2017 Snohomish Basin Climate Change report. 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 Cory Zyla, Snoqualmie Watershed Forum Project Coordinator at 206-263-8353.


CWM Grant Application and Program Resources

Overview

Screening

Final Application

Grant Administration

Additional funding opportunities:

Examples of Past Cooperative Watershed Management (CWM) Projects:

2020 Grant Recommendations
See the 2020 CWM Grant Recommendations presentation for examples of what was funded last year.


Cherry Valley
See the Cherry Valley Revival video for several examples of projects that received CWM funding support in the Cherry Valley (including Waterwheel Creek Restoration project and the lower Cherry Creek Restoration project).


Restoration on Griffin Creek
King CountyWild 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.