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Page A-28 - M son County Journal - Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 continued from page A- 1 The grant would fund the first four phases of the project, which include fish habitat res- toration on Goldsborough and Shelton creeks, land acquisition clean fill and tidal plants near the streams, and design on later phases. The entire project could cost more than $5 million, Palmer said. The Port eventually plans to buy Simpson-owned land south of the marina, which was a former log dump. While the project would bene- fit recreation and other land uses, as well as clean up contamina- tion, its primary goal is to restore native fish species, Palmer said. The Squaxin Island Tribe submitted the grant request Aug. 15. '%Ve saw an opportunity of working with partners .... And all of our interests kind of aligned," said Scott Stelzner, re- search biologist for the Squaxin Island Tribe. '%Ve thought the best way we could help was to take the lead on the grant writ- ing." Stelzner said the Squaxin Tribe plans to apply for addi- tional grants to pay for future phases of the project. Project partners include the Port of Shelton, Simpson Lumber Company, the Squaxin Island Tribe, the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, Mason Conservation District and consultant Anchor QEA. Phase 1 of the project will di- rectly help juvenile fish, he said. Palmer described the creek beds now as a freeway -- once in the stream, the juvenile salmon are on a straight path to Oak- land Bay, with no opportunity to rest, mature or find food. Goldsborough and Shelton Creek have native populations of chinook, chum and coho salm- on as well as steelhead and cut- throat fish. Chinook and steelhead are threatened species, Stelzner said. The logjams will allow sedi- ment to collect, creating a more natural creek bed. "The stream will be regraded and more stable in the long run," Palmer said. Phase 2 will add 44,500 cubic yards of fill, most likely clean gravel, and 8,500 cubic yards of topsoil to the tidal areas near Goldsborough Creek, the old Simpson log dump and the area south of the Port of Shelton Marina. Native plants found in tidal areas will be planted in the area, providing more habitat for fish and other species. The project first came up sever- al years ago when the pert began looking into replacing a bulkhead near the parking lot at the Port of Shelton Marina, Palmer said. The port found that replac- ing the aging wooden structure would cost at least $900,000. The cost made the project prohibitive, Palmer said. "No one gives you grants for bulkheads, and they don't gener- ate any revenue," he said. "Then the thought was, people will pro- vide grants for habitat restora- tion." The 30 percent design of the restoration project includes cov- ering the bulkhead area in fill and native plants to create a more natural shoreline. While filling in shoreline ar- eas is generally frowned upon by environmental agencies, Palmer said this application will actual- ly do good for the area by encap- sulating dioxin contamination, providing habitat and creating a gentle slope near the marina, perfect for a new boat ramp. "(Clean sediment) covers up some of those problem areas," Stelzner said. The design for the fill near the marina, including the cre- ation of a new boat ramp, will come in Phase 3. Phase 4 includes the acquisi- tion of port land at Eagle Point, east of the marina, by a land conservation agency. The entire project could take several years, Palmer said. In the next few months, the request will be reviewed by the Recreation and Conservation Office. The office is expected to award grants in early December. "Even if we don't receive the grant, this will become a more polished project as we go along," continued from page A- 1 He served with the Vallejo (California) Po- lice Department from 1989 to 2013, his last po- sition as captain. Wilkinson has worked for the city of Lindsay, California, for almost 15 years. He is serving mul- tiple roles, as chief of the police and fire depart- ments since 2008, and as city manager since 2010. City officials will rec- ommend one of the can- didates to the Shelton City Commission for ap- proval, perhaps as early as Tuesday's regular meeting. ary seeln ,esna sign continued from page A-27 Monday, Sept. 1, 1936 We got up early and I was ready at eight. Sam and I rode down to Ar- mours packing house where we went on one of those tours with about 35 other people. We started in the pig killing room and went all the way through. Saw the large packing ma- chine, the sausage room, mincemeat, chipped beef and beef cooler. After that we went uptown and ate chicken pie in the English room at the Mar- shall Field store. They cost us 65 cents each. Can you beat it? Met the Kents and rode with Sam and Harold out to the planetarium and heard the last part of the lecture. Sam took a picture of the fountain. It looks fine against all those tall buildings. In the early evening we visited at Maxwell Street where (people) have all the wares out on the sidewalk. Such a site I never saw before. Saw a man running which had stolen something and people pointing at him. Ate dinner at Gold's Restaurant. Had a kosher meal, roast duckling, soup, sausage, pickles, etc. Very, very good. Went out afterward with Ethel and saw Shirley Temple in "The Poor Little Rich Girl." Very good. Had a malted milk on the way home for 13 cents that would put Horluck's to shame and almost burst, I was so full. Sam, Harold and Ethel had banana splits and their dishes were enormous. Sam was in the Merchan- dise Mart building to look up Swan but he was out of town. Home to bed very tired. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1936 Got up early and Sam didn't show up until 8:30. Gave Tommy his doll and he was very happy with it. It's a Shippy Doll. Bid all goodbye and left for Points West. We traveled over very fine country all day. Saw a sign in one place saying "Danger Rattlesnakes." We arrived at Fort Dodge, Iowa, at seven a distance of 385 miles. Not bad. Ate supper and now will read a while. Sent Elizabeth a letter giving our new address of Yellowstone Park and then a card from Elizabeth, Illinois, because it was her name. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1936 We certainly slept good last night. We drove about two hours before breakfast then through farming coun- try for miles and miles. We mailed the letter to Elizabeth and sent a card to A1 from Burke, South Dakota. Drove as far as Winner where the Orrs used to live. We went into the Outlaw Trading Post. Never saw so much stuff in my life. Bill Orr told us so much about it that we felt we must see it. We went to see a play, "The Princes Comes Across" with Fred McMurray and Carole Lombard. It was really good. Then to the hotel. A couple are quarreling next door. How can I ever go to sleep? As the sun went down, the sky turned the most beautiful blue in the east. Saw the Missouri River today and Sam took pictures. My, it's a grand sight with great rolling hills, the winding river and trees near it. Yesterday we visited at Grant's home after the war. It was very old and most of the pieces were original. I must tell my grandmother for Grandpa knew Gen- eral Grant. We took some pictures of the place with us. Today we saw two bunches of turkeys that numbered in the tens of thousands. The place was black with them. Saw quite a few Chinese pheasants, quails, doves and some moles that ran across the high- way every so often. The country now seems to be getting much poor. No trees save what farmers planted and very poor crops. At Sioux City, Iowa, Sam got a haircut and bought me a lovely dish for our 14th wedding anni- versary. I bought some powder and a baby cap for Grace and a walnut shelf for Elizabeth. It's real nice. Sat in the car a while waiting for Sam and saw mostly farmers and their wives go past. The hard life makes them old before their time. Most of them looked tired and worn. My great uncle owned some of the largest turkey farms in the United States, and I could not help but won- der whether Mary was seeing one his farms. It is a small world, you know. Thank you for reading this week's di- ary. Clydene Hostetler is a longtime Belfair resident, local historian, media archivist and documentary filmmaker of"Hidden in Plain Sight." She has been researching Mary Theler's life for the past 11 years. She can be emailed at clydenehC&wavecable.com. 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