Herald: Smith Island to nurture salmon

The Everett Herald has a story on plans by Snohomish County, in cooperation with Tulalip Tribes, to restore salmon habitat

EVERETT – Snohomish County is close to locking up all of the land on Smith Island just east of I-5 for one of the county’s largest-ever salmon habitat restoration projects.

The County Council has signed off on the first of two major grants totaling $1.1 million meant to buy 155 acres on the island.

In preparation, the county, the Tulalip Tribes, Everett and the Port of Everett are running computer models of how the river, tides and sediment might behave once the dikes are breached.