Snohomish County and Island County residents wanting to learn how they can protect and maintain their shoreline property in Port Susan are invited to a free workshop at the Stillaguamish Grange Hall on Saturday, June 1.
The event, hosted by the Northwest Straits Foundation and the Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee in partnership with Island County Shore Stewards, will feature a presentation by Jim Johannessen, a coastal processes expert, and an educational beach walk. Please bring clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy shoes for the beach walk.
Workshop topics will include slope stability and habitat, how and why beaches and bluffs change over time, and shoreline permitting and regulations. Participants also will receive information on free site visits by a private, shoreline management professional to learn how to protect their property.
The workshop is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Stillaguamish Grange Hall, 6521 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood. Register at 360-756-5024, email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/portsusanworkshop<http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/portsusanworkshop>.
For information on this class, contact: Robyn du Pre, Northwest Straits Foundation, at 360-671-0904, or Kathleen Hermann, Snohomish Marine Resources Committee, at 425-388-6414.
About Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee
The Snohomish County Marine Resources Advisory Committee (MRC) is a citizen-based volunteer committee appointed by the Snohomish County Council. It is one of seven county-based MRC's, which conduct restoration, conservation, and education projects with diverse partners and community members to meet performance benchmarks. These efforts are coordinated and guided by the Northwest Straits Initiative.
There are seven MRCs in the Northwest Straits region of the Puget Sound. For more information, visit www.snocomrc.org<http://www.snocomrc.org>.
About the Northwest Straits Foundation
The Northwest Straits Foundation is a nonprofit established to support the scientific, restoration and education projects and programs of the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative. The Foundation's mission is to protect and restore the marine resources of the Northwest Straits by supporting research, monitoring, restoration, stewardship, conservation and education programs and projects both at the local and regional level. For more information, visit and www.nwstraits.org<http://www.nwstraits.org>.