Seagrasses are in decline globally causing concern for the impacts of losses on ecosystems and forcing managers to seek solutions to reverse the trend. Locally, eelgrass restoration has become a priority and many efforts are being taken throughout the Salish Sea to increase eelgrass abundance. We have been employing a multi-step approach to eelgrass restoration to help DNR reach their goal of 20% more eelgrass and while progress is being made, success is never guaranteed. The restoration process is continually evolving as we learn from each project – whether a success or a failure. However, seeking solutions for individual problems, forcing the restoration process to evolve, and adaptively managing restoration activities continues to improve chances for success and meeting restoration objectives in the Salish Sea.