Shore Friendly Living:

 

The Northwest Straits Foundation is proud to present “Shore Friendly Living”, a video series that takes a dive into all of the subjects we cover in our “Shore Friendly” workshops. From geology and physical processes, to shoreline armoring and post-restoration monitoring; this video series will educate you on all the many elements of our Shore Friendly program

In our newest episode, Hugh Shipman explores the Puget Sound’s 2,500 miles of shoreline, more than a quarter of which has been hardened in some way over the last century. Most shorelines erode naturally, and we often forget that erosion is part of the processes that are creating our beaches. Our well-intentioned efforts to prevent erosion can have negative effects on both the ecology and geology of the beach. 

We hope you enjoy this educational video series. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes. Please like and share the video with your friends, and on social media!

Managing Shoreline Erosion

This video is the second in our series made in partnership with other Shore Friendly programs across Puget Sound. The Shore Friendly program was created to provide shoreline landowners with resources to maintain and protect their investments while also protecting the fish and wildlife that need healthy nearshore habitats to thrive.

Puget Sound has over 2,500 miles of shoreline, more than a quarter of which has been hardened in some way over the last century. Most shorelines erode naturally, and we often forget that erosion is part of the processes that are creating our beaches. Our well-intentioned efforts to prevent erosion can have negative effects on both the ecology and geology of the beach. Thanks for watching and be sure to check out our other videos!

 

Coastal Beaches and Bluffs

All of the beaches in Puget Sound have their own unique characteristics, but the processes that shape them are fairly consistent. In this first video, we dive into the geology and physical processes that create and maintain our beaches to learn how those processes determine who and what utilize the shoreline and make it their home. Thanks for watching and be sure to check out our other videos!

Contact

Northwest Straits Foundation
1155 N State St Ste 400
Bellingham WA 98225
(360) 733-1725
info@nwstraitsfoundation.org