Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe gets $2M federal grant
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington has received a $2 million grant for habitat restoration.

The tribe will use the money to create up to 20 logjams, remove two dikes and an outfall ditch, replace a small culvert with a bridge, replace non-native and noxious plants with native vegetation and construct fish weirs at the Elwha River mouth for monitoring salmon runs, The Peninsula Daily News reported.

"This is a good beginning," Mike McHenry, the tribe's habitat biologist, told the paper.

The money was part of $167 million awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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$2 million to aid Elwha restoration (The Peninsula Daily News 7/1)