Coastal Restoration Efforts
are Making Headlines

The approach of the Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative has had great appeal to the public and the media, resulting in dozens of articles in papers from the Aberdeen Daily World to the Olympian. Here are some of our favorites from the archives.

Commissioner Frank Gordon, The Aberdeen Daily World

“In the short term, this effort would create well-paying jobs we desperately need here on the coast. The Washington Coast Restoration Initiative creates good rural jobs for restoration and construction to bring our rivers back to the way they used to be.”

Quinault President Fawn Sharp, Grays Harbor Talk

“This funding will help benefit many people, both tribal citizens and non-tribal citizens. It means jobs, both now and in the future. It means an economic boost in an area that desperately needs it, and it supports the clean economy we truly want to have here.”

The Montesano Vidette

“The coastal coalition has developed a comprehensive database of restoration and sustainable job needs that will be matched to high priority projects to restore forests, water quality and fish and wildlife habitat. The projects will provide well-paying jobs to local people while improving the health of natural resources to ensure sustainable employment in the future.”

Wahkiakum County Eagle

“’Salmon have always been a backbone for our coastal economy, and the future of our local fishing industry depends on the health of our water. We need these restoration projects so that local families can keep fishing for a living,’ said Key McMurray, a stream and wildlife biologist and owner of Key Environmental Solutions.”