Restoring natural beach functions to improve habitat for marine species.
Preventing damage to important eelgrass beds in Port Townsend Bay and other shorelines.
Working to achieve long-term stewardship for Jefferson County marine resources by building community through citizen involvement.
Partnering with North Olympic Salmon Coalition to restore of 1,800 feet of marine shoreline and creation of a pocket estuary.
Surveying and monitoring native oysters to understand factors that limit recovery of native populations.
The eelgrass beds along the shorelines of downtown Port Townsend support multiple endangered species, as well as distressed stocks of Pacific salmon and many other priority juvenile fishes. Eelgrass beds are ranked as Priority Habitat by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
This project protects this critical habitat by delineating a voluntary "No Anchor Zone" in order to avoid anchor damage to the eelgrass beds. The project goal is to protect, enhance and restore Port Townsend Bay eelgrass meadows by reducing anchoring in these areas... Read More