Every beach has a fascinating story to tell. Who is hiding under the rocks? How fast are the bluffs eroding? Where does all that sand go?
Learn about the beaches at Fort Townsend State Park (1370 Old Fort Townsend Rd, Port Townsend, WA) on Saturday & Sunday, June 4 and 5 from 9 am to Noon. Plus we'll preview plans for the construction project.
We'll have displays, family-friendly hands-on activities, and information about the upcoming shoreline restoration project. Guided beach walks start at 9:30 am each day, followed by a presentation about the shoreline restoration project at 11 am.
NOTE: A Discover Pass is not needed on Saturday June 4th (State Parks Free Day). On Sunday, June 5th, a Discover Pass is required.
Co-sponsored by Friends of Fort Townsend, WA State Parks and the Northwest Straits Foundation, with support from EPA through the Puget Sound Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program of the WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife. For additional info, contact Cheryl Lowe, Jefferson County MRC: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICES & UPCOMING EVENTS
Next regular MRC meeting - Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Max Gordon from WA Dept of Ecology will be speaking about updates to Ecology's Geographic Response Plans, which are part of their effort to more effectively prepare in the event of an oil spill. Read more about these documents here. See meeting page for agenda.
Restoring natural beach functions to improve habitat for marine species.
Preventing damage to important eelgrass beds in Port Townsend Bay and other shorelines.
Surveying, monitoring and enhancing native habitat for native oysters to understand factors that limit recovery of native populations.
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.
Diggin' for Dinner 2016
On May 7th, over 50 people gathered at Oak Bay to learn about safe & sustainable clam harvesting. Did you miss it? Try these links:
Shellfish Harvesting Video
Shellfish Safety Toll-free Hotline - (800) 562-5632
Olympia Oyster Update
On May 24th, MRC volunteers and partners established five new Olympia oyster test plots in Quilcene Bay to explore the feasibility of re-building an Olympia oyster population there.