The Shore Friendly program of the Northwest Straits Foundation and the Snohomish & Island County Marine Resources Committees are hosting a workshop for shoreline landowners to learn about the drivers and impacts of coastal erosion, how sea level rise can intensify coastal erosion, and strategies and adaptations to prepare for future conditions.
Join Rachel Johnson, and Jonathan Waggoner of Herrera Environmental to learn about Shore Friendly Living.
Workshop topics include:
- Signs of change on the shoreline
- Shoreline responses to climate change
- Adaptations to protect your shoreline property
- Home relocation and its benefits
Saturday, March 11th, 2023 from 10am-12:30pm and 1-2pm at Dungeness River Center in Sequim, WA.
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.
Caroline Gibson Scholarship
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.
We foster collaboration and participation to restore and protect marine resources of the Northwest Straits.
Acres of marine habitat restored
Derelict fishing nets removed
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.
Thank You to Our Partners
Northwest Straits Foundation
1155 N State St Ste 400
Bellingham WA 98225