$4 million project to improve Kennewick’s Clover Island begins this week

Tri-City Herald

Construction is ready to begin on a $4 million project at Clover Island in Kennewick.

Plans call for extending the walking trail from the lighthouse along part of the north edge of the island, adding benches, safety lighting and landscaping.

And three viewpoints are planned.

The project also will help four species listed as endangered — upper Columbia River spring-run chinook salmon, upper Columbia River steelhead, middle Columbia River steelhead and bull trout.

A shallow water bench will be built to help out-migrating juvenile, and wetlands will be developed along part of the shore to benefit not only salmon, but also other wildlife and aquatic species.

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