Grants Database

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group
Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
Skagit Watershed Community Restoration
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2020
Water Resources/Watershed Protection ; Habitat/Wilderness/Preservation
Salish Sea; ; Our Washington Conservation Corps crew will be working in the Skagit, Samish, and Sauk watersheds removing invasive species, planting native species, and becoming more involved with local community members at volunteer events.
Project Description:

For over two decades, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group (SFEG) has sponsored a Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crew to complete restoration work in the Skagit, Samish, and Sauk watersheds. The WCC AmeriCorps program is designed to mentor new leaders in the field of restoration, and provides young adults the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, field skills, and training certification related to habitat restoration. SFEG is seeking funds to support both our sponsored WCC crew and our restoration partners through donated WCC crew labor.
Our restoration projects are, in large part, possible because of the work of our WCC crew. Our WCC crew implements our riparian planting, maintains our restoration sites, and provides the workforce for our knotweed program in the Sauk and upper Skagit watersheds. By providing funds to support the WCC crew, the Rose Foundation will increase our ability to work with more partners and create more opportunities for the WCC members to participate in volunteer events. SFEG strives to enable the WCC crew to participate in events that help them grow and utilize their leadership skills, such as our Earth Day and Make a Difference Day volunteer events. We want to create opportunities that enable WCC members to participate in other parts of our organization, like our native plant nursery or at our monitoring sites throughout the Skagit. We would support new or underfunded restoration projects by providing necessary labor to important restoration work. With additional funding we would regularly send our WCC crew to support partner’s events, like Orca Recovery Day hosted by the Skagit Conservation District.