This proposed project will restore over 750 linear feet of shoreline located north of Greenbank on Whidbey Island. Project partners include Northwest Straits Foundation, Island County Marine Resources Committee, and Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Shore armor and debris include creosote-treated pilings, rock armor, concrete bags, and other materials that are infringing on and burying potential surf smelt and sand lance spawning habitat. Surf smelt and sand lance spawn in the mid to upper reaches of the beaches and are important prey for outmigrating salmon in the Whidbey Basin which are critical for the recovery of Southern Resident Killer Whales. Removal of the shore armor and fill could recover between 12,000 and 20,000 square feet of intertidal and backshore beach habitat.
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