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 September 14th MRC Storm Surge Workshop

When: September 14 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Kayak Point Regional Park
15610 Marine Drive Stanwood, WA 98292
(Meet at the southern picnic shelter by the beach)

Join a citizen science monitoring network which will:
• Monitor how weather events affect our shoreline
• Assist scientists by gathering data to evaluate coastal processes
and their impacts

Workshop topics include:
• Review the 2016-2017 winter storm surge data
• Learn about the continuous monitoring data collected at
Kayak Point Regional Park
• Discover methods of shoreline property protection
• Understand our efforts to monitor storm surge events and other
nearshore conditions, and predict inundation patterns
• Find out how to collect shoreline data and use Snohomish County’s

MyCoast smartphone app
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Easily upload information and photos to help researchers and scientists
better understand your beach and make informed decisions.
• Document storm surge and tidal impacts
• Report derelict boats, creosote

For more information or to RSVP to the Storm Surge Workshop
Contact Elisa Dawson:
Phone: (425) 388-6466

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.