WALLA WALLA -- Projects to revive salmon populations in the Walla Walla and Snake River watersheds will be among those benefiting from a $22 million federal grant.
The grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been awarded to the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board. The board, in turn, will distribute the money to local watershed groups on a competitive basis.
The grant is part of $65 million authorized by Congress for Northwest salmon recovery.
Washington's is the largest share, Steve Martin, director for the Snake River Salmon Recovery Board, told the Union-Bulletin of Walla Walla.
Martin said competing projects include designing passage structures in Mill Creek, removing culverts on Pataha Creek, improving passage at Headgate Dam on Asotin Creek, and improving fish habitats in the Tucannon and Touchet rivers and tributary streams.