Shoreline landowners of Clallam County are invited to attend a free Living with the Coast workshop to learn about shorelines, erosion and alternatives to hard armoring from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Guy Cole Convention Center, 202 N. Blake Ave. in Sequim.
To register, call 360-733-1725 or register online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Clallam. The workshop is sponsored by the Northwest Straits Foundation in partnership with the Clallam County Marine Resources Committee.
The workshop format is a classroom-style presentation with time for questions, followed by a beach walk to see beach/bluff habitats and geologic processes.
Workshop topics include: coastal and beach processes; how to manage beach and bluff erosion; alternatives to hard shoreline armoring; benefits of bulkhead removal or reduction; and native vegetation for slope stability and habitat
Participants will learn from experts about ways to protect their property from erosion and alternatives to hard armoring that can help prevent erosion while maintaining a healthy and vibrant nearshore habitat to benefit people and wildlife long term. Workshop attendees can apply for a free technical site visit from qualified professionals and receive management recommendations by private consultants for your specific property.
Community members are encouraged to attend this workshop if they are a shoreline landowner who want to learn more about ways to reduce erosion, address drainage or vegetation impacts, as well as those considering installing, removing or repairing hard armoring on your shoreline property.
If you are a shoreline property owner unable to attend the May 2 workshop, you may learn more about the site visits and technical support services available by contacting Lisa Kaufman, Nearshore manager, at email@example.com or 360-733-1725.
The workshop is sponsored by the Northwest Straits Foundation and the Clallam County Marine Resources Committee, with funding from the Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Natural Resources Marine and Nearshore Grant program.