Lummi gets estuary money

Bellingham Herald:

The Lummi Indian tribe received a $66,000 grant to design a restoration project on a Nooksack River estuary.

The project is one of nine throughout Puget Sound to receive a portion of $2.5 million in grants from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The grant will pay a portion of the $227,000 it will cost to develop five alternative designs on the Nooksack River. The Lummi tribe will pay the remaining amount.

The project’s goal is to restore fish passage through the estuary by re-establishing a connection between Lummi Bay and the Nooksack River, according to information from Fish and Wildlife.