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Whatcom County Vegetation Management for Shoreline Landowners Workshop

September 18, 2018 @6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Come learn about coastal geology and how to manage your landscape for slope stability and wildlife habitat. Marine shoreline landowners in Whatcom County 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 Whatcom Marine Resources Committee, Whatcom Conservation District, and Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management District. Presentations start at 6:00 pm.

Shoreline landowners in Whatcom County are invited to attend a FREE workshop on coastal processes and shoreline erosion management using native vegetation. Whatcom County’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/WhatcomVeg

Contact Lisa Kaufman 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 Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee.


September 18, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Civic Annex Building, Garden Level Conference Room


Northwest Straits Foundation
Whatcom MRC