Sunlight Shores Shoreline Restoration and Armor Removal

  • Beach and Nearshore Restoration

Northwest Straits Foundation, Sunlight Shores Country Club and Island County Marine Resources Committee are partners to restore 350 linear feet of shoreline and 0.25 acres of nearshore habitat within Useless Bay, Whidbey Island. The exposed bulkhead toe is in near the mean higher high water line (MHHW) where forage fish such as surf smelt and sand lance could spawn.

A restored shoreline, riparian zone and eventual large woody debris (LWD) recruitment will provide localized shading and a source of insects critical in the diet of migrating juvenile salmon-ids, reconnecting the nearshore to backshore and upland habitats. LWD will also provide structure and stability to the shoreline sediments.

This project is scheduled for construction in Fall 2018.


Sealed bids will be received by the Northwest Straits Foundation (NWSF), by email at up to the hour of 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, for the construction of Sunlight Shores Shoreline Restoration.  The bids will immediately thereafter be opened and recorded, unless otherwise posted. Bid Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

The Work to be performed in accordance with the attached plans and specs shall include: Site preparation work including clearing and grubbing; TESC installation and removal; debris removal, riprap removal and salvage; creosote piling removal and disposal, fill haul and removal; shoreline regrading; large woody debris procurement and placement; soil amendment and mulching; and other work necessary to complete the Project.

All access to the site will be by land.

Engineer’s Estimate for this work is $62,946.

All physical work shall be completed by December 15, 2018, and in-water work shall be subject to environmental permit conditions (See Appendix B).

Plans, Contract Provisions, addenda, pertinent supplementary information, and plan holders list for this project are available on-line through

Pre-Bid Conference:  There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting Friday, October 5th, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at Sunlight Shores Country Club, 2705 Evening Glory Court, Clinton, WA.

Time lapse video of the Sunlight Shores project by Coastal Geologic Services.