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Harper Estuary Restoration Project

Project Overview

Washington Department of Ecology received funds to restore Harper Estuary. These funds are channeled through Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), who will lead restoration of the estuarine habitat by removing fill and fragments along the shoreline. Kitsap County will lead the removal and replacement of the culvert and associated road embankment under SE Olympiad Drive. Kitsap County is currently evaluating potential locations for the boat landing.

The Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, the Suquamish Tribe  and Kitsap County are partnering in this project to help restore tidal processes in the Harper Estuary. The decision has been made to keep Olympiad Drive open for thoroughfare. Kitsap County has begun design of a large bridge to span the estuary.


Project Timeline

Detailed timeline of Phase I and Phase II

Combined Phase I and Phase II timeline


Question and Answer Fact Sheet

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Harper Estuary Restoration Project contact at Kitsap County:

Kathy Peters
Natural Resources Coordinator
Department of Community Development
(360) 337-4679


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