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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 Annual Summary Presentation For Snohomish County Council

On March 1, 2016, MRC Chair Franchesca Perez and MRC Staff Kathleen Herrmann provided Snohomish County Council with a summary of the work achieved in 2015. Some of the highlights in MRC accomplishments of 2015 included:

  • Nearshore Beach Restoration
  • Port Susan Bulkhead Removal Phase 1 
  • Meadowdale Feasibility Study
  • Policy and Behavior Change Strategies to Prevent Crab Pot Loss
  • Oil Spill Preparedness

A full summary of the accomplishments and efforts of the MRC in 2015 is included in the Annual Report.

Living Shorelines Video From Restore America's Estuaries

Restore America's Estuaries has released a video on living shorelines. 'Living shorelines' is a term used to describe shoreline protection options which incorporate natural elements. The use of gravel, sand, plants, and large woody debris can create an effective way to protect against shoreline erosion and create new habitat. The video highlights Puget Sound, and goes in-depth on different effects and benefits of living shorelines. The video spotlights Snohomish County MRC member, Keeley O'Connell!