Monthly Meeting
:: Snohomish County Campus at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett WA, 98201 on the sixth floor of the Robert J. Drewel (Admin East) Building in room 6A02

Attend the October 14th Shoreline Landowner Workshop

When: SATURDAY OCT 14, 2017
Where: Lake Goodwin Community Club
17323 42nd Ave. NW. Stanwood, WA

Learn from experts about how to protect your property from erosion and alternatives to hard armoring.
This FREE workshop is for shoreline landowners who:

  • Live on a bluff and want to reduce erosion, drainage, or vegetation impacts to your property
  • Have a broad beach or low bank and want tips on how to protect your property while promoting healthy marine ecosystems
  • Are considering installing, removing or repairing armoring on your shoreline

Workshop topics include:

  • How to manage beach and bluff erosion
  • Alternatives to hard shoreline armoring
  • Enhancing beach access
  • Native vegetation for slope stability and habitat

Apply for a free technical site visit from qualified professionals and receive management recommendations for your property.

Online registration at:
By phone: 360-733-1725
By email:

Seattle's New Seawall: An Experiment in Climate Adaptation and Habitat Restoration

Engineers and scientists in Seattle are testing a new generation of shoreline infrastructure that hopefully can do a better job of letting people and wild animals—in this case salmon—coexist.

Read the Planetizen full article 


Nearshore Construction Complete and Howarth Park is Open

The Nearshore Restoration Project is complete and construction on the Howarth Park bridge is now finished. The bridge and the beach are now open for public use. Beach plantings and new educational signs will be installed later this fall. Read the Herald article about the new beach, and check out an aerial view of the beach below.

MRC Kelp Monitoring Video From The Northwest Straits Commission

Of the 23 species of large brown algae (known as kelp) that are native to Puget Sound, the beautiful Nereocystis luetkeana, or bull kelp, is the largest. Reaching a canopy height of 60’ or more, this is likely the one you’ve tangled in a propeller, marked as a prized fishing spot or dive site, or perhaps eaten – pickled, as a tasty appetizer. In response to concerns about declining bull kelp populations in some parts of the Sound, and mounting interest in kelp restoration, the Northwest Straits Commission is gathering information for use in local and regional planning and research.