Free Shoreline Landowners Beach Walk at Point Whitehorn

A free beach walk for shoreline property owners concerned about bluff erosion and drainage. The beach walk will be lead by a local coastal geomorphologist, Andrea MacLennan from Coastal Geologic Services.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:00pm-7:00pm
Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve
6770 Koehn Road
Blaine, WA

Shoreline landowners in Whatcom County are invited to attend a FREE beach walk on coastal process and shoreline erosion management. Learn how you can maintain your shoreline property and manage drainage. Beach walk topics include:
• Coastal Processes
• Erosion and drainage management
• Armor removal and soft shore protection options
• Native vegetation for slope stability & habitat

A limited number of free site visits by coastal erosion specialists will also be offered to qualifying property owners. During the site visit, qualifying property owners will be provided with specific recommendations regarding management of their shoreline properties.

Who should attend?

Consider attending this beach walk and apply for a free site visit if you:
- Live on a bluff and have experienced erosion, drainage, or vegetation issues and want to find ways to reduce 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 removing or repairing hard armoring on your shoreline.

This outreach effort is a project of the Northwest Straits Foundation in partnership with the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee, Whatcom County BBWARM program, and Whatcom Conservation District. Funding is provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Nearshore Grant Program and the Habitat Strategic Initiative and US Environmental Protection Agency.

If you have questions about the workshop or the site visit opportunity, please contact Dana Oster at the Northwest Straits Foundation at (360) 733-1725 or email or visit our website at

* 1. To register, please provide the following information. If possible, please be sure to include your email address. Your privacy is important; please note that your contact information will not be shared.

* 2. Are you a permanent or seasonal resident?

* 3. How long have you lived along the shoreline?

* 4. Where is your property located?

* 5. What do you enjoy most about your coastal property?

* 6. What concerns you most about your coastal property?

* 7. How would you categorize your property?

* 8. How would you characterize the rate of erosion on your property?

* 9. Does your property contain some form of shoreline armoring or protection?

* 10. If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please describe the type of shoreline protection.

* 11. If your property contains armoring, would you consider removing, reducing the size of the armoring, or modifying it if a qualified professional told you that was possible?

* 12. If your property does not currently contain armoring, are you currently considering installing erosion protection?

* 13. Are you interested in receiving a professional site visit to evaluate erosion management of your property?