Restoration Construction photos

After 12 years of restoration planning and collaborative efforts, November 11, 2009 marked a milestone for the restoration of the Nisqually Delta. Waters from Puget Sound were reconnected to 762 acres on the 3,000-acre Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge for the first time in over 100 years! Several sloughs that braid their way through the River Delta were opened up by construction crews one-by one-during high tides. The first of these was Shannon Slough, a small channel that was reconnected with McAllister Creek when the last berm was removed, allowing high tides to flow onto the historic marsh.

Restoring an Estuary
Construction Photos