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600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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February 28, 2005
Contact: Lora Leschner, (425) 775-1311

Future management of Leque Island focus of March 9 meeting in Stanwood

OLYMPIA The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has scheduled a public meeting for March 9 in Stanwood to discuss future recreation use and a proposed estuary restoration project on the Leque Island portion of the Skagit Wildlife Area.

Leque Island, which is between Stanwood and Camano Island in Snohomish County, is part of the Stillaguamish River estuary and provides important habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife species, including chinook salmon, waterfowl and herons. The area is also popular for recreational activities such as wildlife viewing and pheasant and waterfowl hunting.

Lora Leschner, WDFW regional wildlife program manager, said access to the property has become an issue because of the recent increase in vehicular traffic on State Route 532, which runs through the property.

The March 9th meeting will be in the cafeteria of Stanwood Middle School, at 9405 271st St. NW, from 7-9:30 p.m. More information is available by calling (425) 775-1311.