Vegetation Management for Shoreline Landowners: Beach Walk and Workshop

May 25th, 2022 10am-2pm

The Shore Friendly programs of the Northwest Straits Foundation, Swinomish Tribe, and Skagit Marine Resources Committee are hosting a beach walk and workshop for shoreline landowners to learn about use of native vegetation for slope stability and how to manage invasive vegetation. This workshop is intended for Skagit County Residents and is limited to 20 households.

This Workshop is full. Please join the waitlist.

Coastal Processes and Erosion: A Shore Friendly Living Workshop for Waterfront Owners

May 24th, 2022 10am-1:30pm

The Shore Friendly program of the Northwest Straits Foundation and the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee are hosting a workshop and beach walk for shoreline landowners to learn about coastal processes that form our beaches and best practices for managing erosion through proper drainage and use of native vegetation. This workshop is intended for Jefferson County Residents and is limited to 35 participants.

This Workshop is full. Please join the waitlist.

The Northwest Straits Foundation, a Salish
Sea conservation organization, raises funds
to support locally-driven marine restoration,
stewardship and education programs.

Our award-winning projects in nearshore
habitat restoration and derelict gear removal
have restored the coastal environment in
Washington’s seven Northwestern counties.

seal of transparency 2018 Gold


Caroline Gibson Scholarship

Get Involved

We work alongside citizen volunteers to collect meaningful scientific data to better understand the health of our shorelines and the physical and biological responses to the shoreline restoration efforts.

What we do

We play a vital role in the Northwest Straits Initiative; leveraging funding for, and collaboration in, conservation and restoration projects that are important to our communities.

Our Impact 

We foster collaboration and participation to restore and protect marine resources of the Northwest Straits.

Acres of marine habitat restored

Volunteer hours

Derelict fishing nets removed

Community Engagement

Volunteers are our most valuable resource! Muddy boots, expert knowledge and boundless curiosity are intrinsic to the strong citizen science and marine stewardship that define the Northwest Straits Initiative. We love what we do, and anyone can participate.

Derelict Gear Program

By removing lost and abandoned crab pots, fishing nets, and other gear, our Derelict Fishing Gear program has helped restore more than 820 acres of precious marine environment, saving nearly 470,000 entangled animals annually.

Shore Friendly – Shoreline Landowner Program

Approximately 27% of our region’s shoreline is modified with armor. Reducing shoreline armoring is vital to restoring the health of the Northwest Strait’s ecosystem.

Beach & Nearshore Restoration

We’re improving nearshore habitat for salmon, bull trout, and forage fish, upgrading public access, and increasing the beach’s resilience to climate change.

Story Map

Thank You to Our Partners


Northwest Straits Foundation
1155 N State St Ste 400
Bellingham WA 98225
(360) 733-1725