In 2011, the Board of County Commissioners approved funding for the Carleson Chimacum Creek Acquisition and the Winona Basin - Bloedel projects.
The Carleson Chimacum Creek project was awarded up to $25,800 towards the fee simple acquisition of five acres of vacant land on Creek View Lane off of Prospect Avenue and $750 towards operation and maintenance costs. Matching funds were provided by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board through the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office and the Jefferson Land Trust. The project helps complete a fish and wildlife corridor for lower Chimacum Creek including habitat for listed summer chum salmon.
The Winona Basin - Bloedel project was also awarded up to $42,100 towards the fee simple acquisition of seven lots (approximately one acre) of vacant land and $600 towards operation and maintenance costs. The match consists of donated land value from a nearby property acquired by the City of Port Townsend in 2009 and cash from the Jefferson Land Trust. This project creates a buffer for an important wetland habitat area of the Quimper Wildlife Corridor.