|Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Press Release 9/26/22||For more information contact: Nicole Jordan [email protected] 360-319-1365|
Wenatchee, WA – The Upper Columbia Region was awarded nearly $5 million in funding for salmon restoration work funded through the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board’s (SRFB) recent grant round ($2,239,901 awarded in Chelan County and $702,376 awarded in Okanogan County). In the 2022 supplemental session, state legislature appropriated $75 million in new funding for the SRFB. This funding was divided into two broad categories – projects valued under $5 million and projects over $5 million, each with the goal of benefitting statewide salmon recovery. Funds were distributed statewide using the SRFB’s established allocation formula. In total, the Upper Columbia Region received almost $2.5 million for immediate use in the current SRFB grant round (projects under $5 million) and an additional $5 million that will fund a Fall 2022 grant round for one large cap project (over $5 million).
Over the past 20 years, this annual funding has established a restoration economy in the region, creating an estimated 2565 jobs and generating $315 million in economic activity. The Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board serves as the lead entity coordinator for SRFB and works to support the local organizations that submit project proposals each year.
The following projects received funding in the Upper Columbia Region:
For the full press release from the WA State Salmon Recovery Board: https://rco.wa.gov/state-board-awards-nearly-76-million-in-grants-to-recover-salmon/
For more information on the UCSRB visit ucsrb.org.