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Leque Island Restoration Project and Salmon Recovery

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February 12 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Time for this event is 12 pm to 2 pm, not what you see above.

Guide: Lindsey Desmul

Lindsey Desmul is the Restoration Coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in the North Puget Sound region. Lindsey manages habitat restoration projects on WDFW lands that involve the restoration of natural processes to benefit fish, wildlife, and their habitats.

She also coordinates monitoring projects and stewarding them after they are constructed and has produced several short films detailing salmon and restoration in the local area. Lindsey lives on Camano Island.

Lindsey Desmul, WDFW

The Field Trip (only for Sound Waters University registrants; requires event + field trip ticket):

Lindsey Desmul will lead a descriptive walk at Leque Island, a major restoration site just west of Stanwood. The Leque Island restoration has has dramatically improved the survival of fingerling salmon in the estuary at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River. She will take us south along the level berm walk then down into the marsh toward Port Susan to view the main tributary but no channel crossings. Then we’ll walk north back to the starting point (some may wish to stop at this time) and then continuing north under the bridge and beyond to view the most recent restoration, which will be more challenging for those with mobility concerns. We will walk in a marsh and there will be channel crossings (18’ to 2-foot-wide ditches) for those who wish to go the whole way.

Leque Island looking to the North

Meet up:

25928 Eide Rd
Stanwood, Washington 98282 United States
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