Three Crabs Restoration
The 3 Crabs Nearshore and Estuarine Restoration Project will remove infrastructure, fill and armoring at the site of the former 3 Crabs Restaurant. This project will restore historic wetlands and improve public access at a newly established WDFW Wildlife Viewing Area along Dungeness Bay and Meadowbrook Creek.
Meadowbrook Creek is the last freshwater tributary to the Dungeness River and provides essential rearing habitat for multiple species of outmigrating Dungeness River salmon. This project will improve the ecological function of over 40 acres of estuarine, riparian and nearshore wetlands and will restore ½ mile of stream channel.
- Located in the Dungeness Delta east of the current river mouth.
- The lower reach of Meadowbrook Creek is listed as level 5 for dissolved oxygenthe level of oxygen gas present in water, indicating its ability to support aquatic life., and level 4a for bacteria. (Coastal Atlas)
- Official Project Blog
- The project includes multiple PRISM contracts, and funding from PSAR, Floodplains by Design, NOAA, USFWS, and ESRP. The best record for describing final project design is 13-1072.
- Phase II Engineering Design (PRISM Snapshot 13-1072)
- It is unclear how this effort relates to (proposed or completed?) work on the position of the creek mouth completed by the Clallam Conservation District.
- Education and Outreach contract with ESRP