Thank you for your interest in the Port of Olympia’s project to help clean up and restore Budd Inlet. Contaminated sediment from historical industrial activities in Budd Inlet presents a threat to human health, negatively impacts the ecology of south Puget Sound, and impairs maritime operations and recreational boating. We have made significant progress recently as we explore the best way to clean up contaminated sediments and restore the overall ecological health of Budd Inlet.
Thank you, Legislators and Project Partners: $8.45 Million Secured for Budd Inlet Remediation
Together with our partners, we have much to celebrate at the close of the 2023 Washington State legislative session, including successfully securing the following funds in the capital budget:
- $2.2 million from the Department of Commerce for design and permitting for Budd Inlet remediation.
- A $6.25 million remedial action grant for the project.
Special thanks to the following legislators for their leadership and support during the session: Senator Sam Hunt, Rep. Jessica Bateman, Rep. Beth Doglio, Senator Mark Mullet, Senator Mark Schoesler, Rep. Steve Tharinger, Rep. Mike Steele, Senator Jim McCune, Rep. J.T. Wilcox, Rep. Andrew Barkis, Senator Drew MacEwen, Rep. Dan Griffey, Rep. Travis Couture, Senator John Braun, Rep. Peter Abbarno, and Rep. Ed Orcutt. Thank you also to Governor Jay Inslee for including funding for Budd Inlet in his proposed Capital Budget.
To date, $4.4 million has been invested in the project to evaluate and select the cleanup remedy. We are continuing to actively secure additional funding for the cleanup and restoration work through available grants, state and federal appropriations, and partnerships.
Thank you to all our partners and everyone who continues to advocate for this important project for our community!