3 Crabs Restoration: Construction has started!
The Three Crabs Estuarine and Nearshore Restoration began construction in early June. Currently, we expect construction to continue until December.
The project restores ecological function of over 80 acres of coastal wetlands, restores the lower ½ mile of Meadowbrook Creek, and removes infrastructure, fill and armoring at the site of the former 3 Crabs Restaurant. To view a PDF map of the project, click here.
This project will restore historic landforms and improve public access at a newly established WDFW Wildlife Area along Dungeness Bay. Meadowbrook Creek is the last freshwater tributary to the Dungeness River and provides essential rearing habitat for outmigrating Dungeness River salmon and and important stopping point for scores of migrating juvenile salmon leaving the Salish Sea. The Dungeness estuary and Dungeness Bay supports an average of 7,500 waterfowl (up to 13,000) during migration and winter. Estuarine and wetland habitat restoration will benefit high concentrations of waterfowl by improving access to varied habitat types.
Keep an eye on the Salmon Coalition newsletter for future updates on the project status!