This project revegetate 450 linear feet of private shoreline along the Lower Green River within the City of Tukwila. This grant will help fund the implementation of an innovative new public-private partnership model to increase tree cover and riparian habitat on private shoreline properties along the Green-Duwamish River. Summertime temperatures in the Green River frequently exceed the lethal threshold for ESA-listed Chinook and other salmon and fail to meet state water quality standards (Ecology TMDL, 2011). This funding would extend an upcoming City of Tukwila led shoreline planting project, resulting in a total of 1,160 linear feet of restored shoreline on a reach identified as a high priority for tree shade. The project would also contribute to Tukwila’s tree canopy, improve water quality by slowing surface runoff and filtering pollutants, provide overhanging vegetation for fish, and contribute organic matter critical for juvenile salmon growth.
City of Tukwila
Green the Green
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2018