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Leque Island Walking Tour

August 10 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Additional details to come!

Learn about Leque Island and the restoration work that created 276 acres of estuary habitat, home to 15
different fish species including Chinook, Chum, and Coho salmon. Salmon-related activities, games, and crafts will be available! 

Removing the dikes restored 276 acres of tidal marsh habitat in the Stillaguamish River watershed where 85% of historic tidal marsh has been displaced. Estuaries are important for juvenile Chinook salmon as they transition from fresh to salt water, as well as shorebirds, waterfowl, and a host of other species in the area. Because Puget Sound’s Southern Resident killer whales rely on Chinook salmon for food, the project is also closely aligned with orca recovery efforts

Since restoration, fish scientists have found 15 different species using the new restoration area including Chinook, chum, and coho salmon along with adult bull trout.  Bird scientists are finding a wider diversity and higher abundance of birds on the site after restoration when compared with pre-restoration data.

In addition to habitat restoration benefits, the wave protection berm makes the City of Stanwood more resilient to storm damage. Other features included in the site design such as the walking trail, parking lots, and paddle boat launch on Davis Slough allow people to continue enjoying the site. 

25928 Eide Rd
Stanwood, Washington 98282 United States
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