Shoreline Landowner Workshops

  • Shoreline Landowner Program

Free Shoreline Landowner Workshop Series

As part of our shoreline landowner outreach and education program, we provide free workshops and beach walks. These free events are designed to provide a better understanding of your coastal property and its natural processes, alternative management strategies, and how you can improve habitat for local species.  

Workshop topics include: 

  • Coastal, beach and bluff processes 
  • Native vegetation for slope stability and habitat 
  • Drainage management 
  • Armor removal and alternatives to hard shoreline armoring 

If you think your coastal community would be interested in setting up a free beach walk, please contact Lisa Kaufman (kaufman@ nwstraitsfoundation.org). 

Upcoming Events: 

  • Beach Walk at Point Whitehorn Marine Preserve 

Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Whatcom County beach walk at Point Whitehorn Marine Preserve. Join the NWSF, Whatcom MRC, Whatcom Conservation District, and Andrea MacLennan of Coastal Geologic Services to learn about coastal processes on bluffs and beaches, drainage management, and the importance of native vegetation on the shoreline. 

Meet at the parking lot before joining the ¾ mile walk down to the beach.  

6770 Koehn Road, Blaine, WA 

Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Whatcom2018 

  • Camano Island Vegetation Management for Shoreline Landowners Workshop 

Time and Date TBD, check back soon for details

Join the NWSF, Island MRC, and Sound Water Stewards on Camano Island to learn about coastal processes and how to use native vegetation to manage your landscape for slope stability and wildlife habitat.