A free workshop for coastal landowners in the Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area will be offered Oct. 13 to provide coastal landowners with tools and information to help them protect and maintain healthy shoreline properties.
With support from Snohomish County and Island County’s Marine Resources Committees, the Northwest Straits Foundation is sponsoring the workshop – along with free site visits to landowners from qualified professionals – through a grant from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area encompasses the shoreline of Port Susan in Snohomish County and the east side of Camano Island in Island County. The workshop will provide landowners the opportunity to learn about best management practices for erosion control, shoreline processes in the area, the use of native vegetation for slope stability and habitat, and shoreline permitting and regulations. Coastal processes expert Jim Johannessen of Coastal Geologic Services will give a 90-minute presentation at the center followed by a beach walk.
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.
For more information about the workshop or to register, call the foundation at 360-756- 5024 or go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/portsusan.
The mission of the Northwest Straits Foundation is to protect and restore the marine resources of the Northwest Straits. The foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Northwest Straits Initiative and supports priority projects identified by seven county-based Marine Resources Committees. For more information, visit www.nwstraits.org.
The Island and Snohomish Marine Resources Committees are citizen committees appointed by their county elected officials and are responsible for identifying and carrying out priority projects to protect and restore the marine resources of their respective counties. There are seven Marine Resources Committees in the Northwerst Straits region of the Puget Sound. For more information, contact the Snohomish Marine Resources Committee at 425-388-6414 or the Island Marine Resources Committee at 360-678-9097.