OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced $43 million in grants for salmon restoration projects across Washington.

The grants announced Tuesday go to projects in 27 of Washington's 39 counties. They include planting trees along streams to cool the water for salmon and replacing culverts that block migrating salmon from spawning.

Snohomish County received the largest amount with $5.5 million.

The grants were approved earlier this yes by the Legislature. The money comes from the federal Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund and is matched by state funds from the sale of bonds.


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