Free Shoreline Landowner Vegetation Management Workshops for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties
Come learn about coastal geology and how to manage your landscape for slope stability and wildlife habitat. Marine shoreline landowners in these counties are invited to these free workshops about using native vegetation to help manage erosion and drainage on shoreline properties.
Shoreline landowners in these counties are invited to attend these FREE workshops on coastal processes and shoreline erosion management using native vegetation. 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
Details for each county are below. Contact Lisa Kaufman for more information.
These workshops are 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, Skagit and Island County Marine Resources Committees.
September 18 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, Garden Level Room of the Civic Annex Building, 322 N Commercial St, Bellingham
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.
Registration is FREE at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WhatcomVeg
October 16 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, Fidalgo Bay Resort Conference Center, 4701 Fidalgo Bay Rd Anacortes
Come at 5:30 for snacks and time to speak with representatives from local organizations about resources for shoreline landowners. Representatives will be present from the following local organizations:
- Skagit Marine Resources Committee
- Salish Sea Stewards
- Skagit County Natural Resources
- Skagit Conservation District
- WA Sea Grant
Registration is FREE at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SkagitVeg18
Island County – Camano
October 17 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, Meadow Room at the Four Springs Lake Preserve, 585 Lewis Lane, Camano Island
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.
Registration is FREE at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CamanoVeg18