Healthy forests, rivers, and fish and wildlife on Washington's Coast are essential to our communities, ecosystems and economies.
Coastal communities have worked tirelessly for decades with limited, inconsistent funding to improve the health of our lands and waters.
The Coast continues to experience the highest unemployment in the state. Given the urgency of both of these needs, we need a proactive approach to restoration that:
Addresses the region’s highest priority restoration needs;
Leverages existing funding; and
Puts people to work on the coast, restoring our lands and waters.
Now, a broad coalition of community partners have changed the game, successfully bringing in millions through the Washington Coast Restoration Initiative.