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In 2011, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill 1294, folding all WCC activities that were formerly housed in three other state agencies into our program. Part of this multi-agency effort was the creation of Puget SoundCorps, a part of the broader WCC program we administer. Puget SoundCorps crews support critical projects to help restore and protect Puget Sound.
WCC Puget SoundCorps crews complete a wide array of projects, including:
- Removing creosote-treated wood and other shoreline structures that damage Puget Sound habitat.
- Restoring habitat at toxic cleanup sites.
- Repairing streamside and riverside habitat damaged by unlawful uses of public lands.
- Removing invasive species.
- Helping remove barriers for fish migration.
- Monitoring forage fish and salmonid species.
As a consolidated program, WCC serves the following state agencies: