Proposed Restoration Efforts for Doe-Kag-Wats

The Kitsap Sun reported on proposed efforts by the Foss Maritime Company to help restore Doe-Keg-Wats, part of the Suquamish Tribe’s reservation in Indianola. The tidelands area used to be one of the last pristine habitats of Puget Sound until a disastrous oil spill hit the beach in December 2003.

From the article:

A proposed restoration plan and environmental assessment would use the money for five projects:

— Remove creosote logs and marine debris from Doe-Kag-Wats marsh, which was damaged by the oil spill,

— Restore a 3.5-acre pocket estuary at the Indianola Waterfront Preserve by removing earthen fill and planting vegetation,

— Seeding clams and oysters in intertidal areas near Indianola and other locations in Port Madison,

— Purchase about 1.5 acres of tidelands to add to existing state tidelands, increasing recreational uses,

— And redesign parking and picnic areas and restore natural features to the berm area of Doe-Kag-Wats estuary, which is used by the public and the Suquamish Tribe.