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Saving the salmon: Save Our Marsh pressuring state, governor on Edmonds Marsh


Last updated 2/21/2019 at Noon

The Edmonds Marsh and adjacent land, in the background, are the subject of negotiations between WSDOT, the City of Edmonds and Save Our Marsh.

The local grassroots group Save Our Marsh wants a commitment from Washington State Department of Transportation that it will allow construction of tidal channels through the property WSDOT will eventually take control of as part of a restoration project to “daylight” – or uncover – tidal connections between it and Puget Sound.

The hope is to make the marsh once again accessible for migrating salmon species, including juvenile chinook salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Although WSDOT bought the 22 acres of triangular Unocal land adjacent to the existing City-owned 22.5-a...

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