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Mudslide Recovery

WSU Mudslide Recovery Effort

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, a large mudslide four miles east of Oso, Washington along State Route 530 sent mud and debris across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River killing 43 people and destroying 49 structures.

Washington State University is dedicated to assisting with both the short- and long-term recovery needs of the communities along SR 530, including Arlington and Darrington, in the wake of the devastating mudslide that destroyed homes and lives, and severed transportation and communication corridors between communities. As the state’s land-grant, research university, WSU had a mandated responsibility to help people put their lives and communities back together over the long-term so they can move toward a brighter future.


Grant helps with long-term trauma recovery after mudslide

There is no place like home – for a student internship

Grant funds follow-up to Oso, Marysville/Pilchuck tragedies

WSU Students travel to help in and around Stilly Valley communities

WSU pledges financial, student support for Oso slide recovery

KING 5 clipDARRINGTON, Wash.—Washington State University says it is financially committed to helping victims of the Oso landslide.

On Thursday, WSU President Elson Floyd made the long trip to Darrington for the first time. The drive down Highway 530 was part of his journey to the area, where he shared a few hugs and promises to people who live there. KING 5 News, August 7, 2014

Long-Term Recovery Report 2017

First Year Report-April 2015

Video: President Elson S. Floyd on the 530 slide

Video: WSU interns help restore communities