Thank you, OWEB! Mary’s Creek culvert replacement project received $42,000 in funding from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB).
This project focuses on two culvert replacements on Mary’s Creek, a tributary of Fawcett Creek in the Tillamook Bay Watershed of Tillamook County. A comprehensive survey identified 1.19 miles of coho-specific spawning and rearing habitat and 1.78 miles of fish habitat upstream. This project’s goal is to secure complete engineering designs for replacing both culverts with adequately sized structures and streambed simulation design. Final restoration goals would include riparian plantings, bank stabilization, upstream and downstream habitat enhancement, and improved crossings.