Restoring river ecosystems in Washington for wild salmon
Wild salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest are thought to have declined by 98% since the turn of the 20th century. This is largely due to habitat degradation and loss. One example is the increase in pavement and hard surfaces next to salmon spawning rivers which lead to toxic stormwater runoff polluting the water. This project addresses this by planting trees in urban areas and along waterways in Pierce County, Washington State.