This acquisition provides the opportunity to revitalize this river and estuarine system by performing an additional restoration project within formally private-owned parcels. The acquisition of 18 parcels in the Big Quilcene River floodplain and estuary is anticipated to be finalized in spring of 2013. Restoration activities are scheduled for late spring of 2013 and include sea dike, fill and debris removal as well as building demolition. This project will lead to a larger area of protection for the Big Quilcene River ecosystem and represents a final component of an ecosystem-scale restoration effort of the larger Quilcene Bay estuarine complex. This project builds on over 10 years of conservation activities in this area.