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Shoreline Landowner Resources
April 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$100
Northwest Straits Foundation has adopted a strategic goal to reduce shoreline armoring in the Northwest Straits of the Salish Sea. This project builds on our Port Susan Targeted Outreach project of 2012 and additional shoreline landowner outreach in Island, Jefferson and Whatcom Counties in 2013 and 2014.
Shoreline bulkheads, seawalls and other types of armor are significant stressors on the Puget Sound nearshore ecosystem. shoreline armor changes composition of beaches and coastal habitats, alters coastal ecology, and reduces the resilience of the coast to rising sea levels. Approximately 27% of the region’s shoreline is modified with some type of armor. Reducing shoreline armoring is vital to restoring the health of the Northwest Stratis ecosystem.
The Foundation’s SHARP program (Shoreline Armor Reduction Program) offers incentives and services to shoreline landowners, especially those concerned with erosion on their shoreline properties. Learn more about the free workshops, site visits, professional and technical assistance available through this program and Shoreline Landowner Resources here.
Learn more about the Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area, which served as the model for this project. Learn more about the challenges and stewardship opportunities of being a coastal landowner in Puget Sound, developed in partnership with the Snohomish County MRC.