Eelgrass Rescue Underway in Richardson Bay

The Richardson Bay Regional Agency and its conservation partners recently applied for a grant to facilitate the restoration and protection of eelgrass. The $1.2 million in funds would go toward working on 15 acres of eelgrass beds in Richardson Bay over three years, but the damage to the underwater vegetation extends to roughly 90 acres. Primarily caused by anchors dropped into the bay floor, the diminished amount of eelgrass contributes to coastal erosion and negatively impacts the greater environment.