BLYN — The first phase of the Jimmy Come Lately Creek restoration project began Monday as three buildings were torn down in a defunct log yard.
The creek will be rerouted, two roads will be torn out, fill dirt will be removed and graded up to U.S. Highway 101, a new bridge will be built on the highway and new vegetation will be planted in a restoration that has caused “zero controversy,” according to Lyn Muench, natural resource planner for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.
“The channel is in such a state of dysfunction that this end of the county is pretty much in universal agreement that something needs to be done,” said Byron Rot, a habitat biologist working on the project.
The restoration is designed to relieve flooding in the Blyn area, improve water quality and restore the habitat for chum and coho salmon and 70 species of birds.The rest of this story appears in today’s Peninsula Daily News. Click on “Subscribe” to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.