Many Chinook salmon eggs laid in the Skagit River system last fall faced grim prospects for survival amid challenging water conditions. But a coordinated effort by Seattle City Light working with state and federal resource agencies and tribes along with an exceptionally wet March and April gave more than 300,000 of them the chance to grow up.
Posted: June 26th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: Chinook salmon, clean energy, clean hydro, Diablo Dam, endangered species, Gorge Dam, North Cascades National Park, renewable energy, Ross Dam, Ross Lake, salmon, salmon recovery, Seattle City Light, Skagit Hydroelectric Project, Skagit Project Flow Coordinating Committee, Skagit River
Seattle City Light recently purchased three separate riverfront properties to protect salmonid habitat in our region. The purchases cover 44.5 acres on Pressentin Creek, one acre on the Skagit River and half an acre on the Tolt River. The property on the Skagit River is adjacent to other protected parcels owned by City Light.
Posted: February 28th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: conservation, endangered species, General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco, habitat, preservation, salmon, Seattle City Light
Seattle City Light was awarded a $982,999 grant from the Washington Salmon Recovery Board to acquire 113 acres of high quality habitat for Chinook salmon, steelhead and bull trout in the Skagit River system.
Posted: December 16th, 2013 under Power Lines.
Tags: bull trout, Chinook, General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco, Gov. Jay Inslee, Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration Fund, salmon, Seattle City Light, Skagit Hydroelectric Project, Skagit River, steelhead, Washington Salmon Recovery Board
Seattle City Light Environmental Affairs Director Lynn Best was honored to be called as one of four witnesses for this year's Blessing of the Fleet and First Salmon Ceremony by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.
Posted: June 5th, 2013 under Power Lines.
Tags: Blessing of the Fleet, First Salmon Ceremony, salmon, Seattle City Light, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Swinomish Tribe
Seattle City Light completed the final purchase of three properties totaling 32.5 acres of land to protect key spawning areas for Chinook salmon in the Skagit River.
Posted: December 19th, 2012 under Power Lines.
Tags: Chinook, conservation, habitat, Recreation and Conservation Office, salmon, Salmon Recovery Funding Board, Seattle City Light, Skagit River
Seattle City Light employees will be volunteering their time to support the 2012 Skagit Eagle Festival each weekend throughout January.
Posted: January 13th, 2012 under Power Lines.
Tags: bald eagles, salmon, Seattle City Light, Skagit Eagle Festival, Skagit Hydroelectric Project
City Light has purchased two properties totaling more than 32 acres of fish habitat through a Salmon Recovery Funding Board grant and the utility’s Endangered Species Act Early Action Program.
Posted: November 29th, 2011 under Power Lines.
Tags: bull trout, Chinook, conservation, Darrington, endangered species, habitat, preservation, salmon, Sauk River, Seattle City Light, Skagit Land Trust, Skagit River, steelhead
About a dozen volunteers – including Seattle City Light employees – pulled weeds, spread mulch, and collected trash at a 2.5-acre site on the Duwamish River in Tukwila called the North Wind’s Weir project on Oct. 29.
Posted: November 2nd, 2011 under Power Lines.
Tags: habitat restoration, North Wind Weir Project, People for Puget Sound, salmon, Seattle City Light, Tukwila
Seattle City Light will close the mouth of Gilligan Creek in Skagit County to vehicle access March 30 to restore native plants and improve habitat for fish and wildlife.
Posted: March 16th, 2011 under Power Lines.
Tags: Gilligan Creek, habitat, native plants, salmon, Seattle City Light, Skagit County, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, Skagit River
A partnership between the Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force and Seattle City Light is making life a little easier for salmon in the Tolt River near Carnation by removing invasive, non-native plants and replacing them with native species.
Posted: February 3rd, 2011 under Power Lines.
Tags: salmon, Salmon Recovery Funding Board, Seattle City Light, Stilly Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force, Tolt River