Seahorse Siesta Barge and Bulkhead Removal

  • Beach and Nearshore Restoration

The Northwest Straits Foundation and the Seahorse Siesta Community Association are partnering to remove a large barge and bulkhead from the base of a feeder bluff. The structure extends waterward 98 feet from the toe of the bluff and 136 feet alongshore. Installed in the late 1960’s, placement of the barge along the shoreline created an elevated lawn near the beach for residents of the community. The structure has since deteriorated creating a safety hazard and is an impediment to shoreline processes and habitats. Removal will expose a sandy beach suitable for forage fish spawning and will improve nearshore habitats useful for migrating juvenile salmonids.