Camano Island Vegetation Management for Shoreline Landowners Workshop
October 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Come learn about coastal geology and how to manage your landscape for slope stability and wildlife habitat. Marine shoreline landowners on Camano Island are invited to a free workshop about using native vegetation to help manage erosion and drainage on shoreline properties.
Come at 5:30 for snacks and time to talk with representatives from local organizations about resources for shoreline landowners. Representatives will be present from the Island County Marine Resources Committee, WSU Extension Shore Stewards, Sound Water Stewards and the Snohomish Conservation District. Presentations start at 6:00 pm.
Shoreline landowners on Camano Island are invited to attend a FREE workshop on coastal processes and shoreline erosion management using native vegetation. Camano Island’s marine shorelines support marine food webs and the local economy. People who live and work on shoreline properties have a large role to play in their protection and restoration. Ben Alexander from Sound Native Plants and Lisa Kaufman from the Northwest Straits Foundation will highlight the why and how of effective landscape management at this workshop designed specifically for shoreline landowners.
Workshop topics include:
- Bluff and beach processes
- Puget Sound nearshore wildlife and habitat
- Soils and the importance of drainage management
- Root strength and the role of native vegetation on a marine slope/shoreline
- Examples and recommendations for native vegetation on your property
Registration is FREE at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CamanoVeg18
Contact Dana Oster at Northwest Straits Foundation for more information.
The workshop is made possible with funding support from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Nearshore Grant Program and the Habitat Strategic Initiative and US Environmental Protection Agency. In partnership with the Island County Marine Resources Committee.