Congressional and Legislative Priorities

Support for Puget Sound Watershed Health and Salmon Habitat Recovey

With Congressional and Legislative support, the watershed groups of Washington State have led the nation in efforts to recover endangered and threatened salmon populations listed under the Endangered Species Act. Sustained capital investment, and targeted legislation are crucial to ensure continued protection and restoration of habitat, growth in our economy, and commitment to Tribal priorities.

WRIA 9 collaborates among its 17 local government partners, tribes, citizens, business and environmental interests, and state, federal and other agencies, to facilitate the creation and implementation of salmon recovery actions identified in the WRIA 9 Salmon Habitat Plan, Puget Sound Chinook Salmon Recovery Plan, and the Puget Sound Action Agenda.

Since 2005, State and Federal capital investments in WRIA 9 have leveraged over $150 million in local and state dollars, creating jobs and growing the economy. To continue this effort, the following documents were included in packets mailed to the WA Congressional delegation and State Legislators in the past seeking their investment support and we continue to share these priorities with State Legislators and partners in 2021.

WRIA 9 2021 Legislative Priorities

WRIA 9 2020 Legislative Priorities

WRIA 9 2019 Legislative Priorities

WRIA 9 2018 Legislative Priorities

WRIA 9 2017 Legislative Priorities Packet

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