Resources for Shoreline Landowners
Free shoreline landowner workshops help landowners understand more about coastal geology, including sediment movement along the shore, the role of feeder bluffs, vegetation management and better options for protecting structures. The MRC and Northwest Straits Foundation offer workshops almost every year, including 2 workshops in 2018. See the Resource Page for links to landowner resources or the Northwest Straits Foundation Shoreline Landowner Program.
Shore Friendly Programs assist marine shoreline homeowners who are interested in voluntarily removing all or part of their old bulkhead. The Kitsap Shore Friendly Program's video explains why this idea makes sense to waterfront homeowners. Jefferson County has similar shorelines, so you can really visualize what might be possible. See the video at http://shorefriendlykitsap.com
Digging for Dinner (photo at top) is another popular MRC event offered in partnership with WA Fish and Wildlife. This public program provides instruction on safe and sustainable shellfish harvesting.