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. And coastal counties continue to experience some of 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.
Over the past few years, a broad coalition of community partners has changed the game, successfully bringing in millions of dollars to support coastal communities and ecosystems through the Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative.