Cleanup of Shelton Harbor continues, salmon habitat restoration coming next

The state Department of Ecology (DOE) recently completed the first phase of their cleanup of Shelton Harbor by removing almost 100 creosote pilings. They have now moved on to capping contaminated sediment north of the mouth of Goldsborough Creek. More information can be found here.

After DOE finishes with their capping, the Squaxin Island Tribe and the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group will bring in tons of sand and gravel to build up estuary habitat that degraded in recent years. By next spring they will build 25 acres of new estuary habitat at the mouth of Goldsborough Creek.

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