Learn about the ecological, geological and vegetation management issues associated with owning property Where the Water Begins.
Did you know that the two highest tides on record in King County happened in 2022? And that 15 of the 30 highest tides happened in the last 10 years? If you are a marine shoreline property owner you are likely aware of the impacts of tidal flooding but may not know what practical steps to take. Is your marine bluff or beach property eroding or jeopardizing your house? Do you want to manage vegetation to stabilize slopes while maintaining a beautiful view of Puget Sound?
King Conservation District invites you to attend a FREE class and beach walk developed for property owners along the marine shorelines of King County. The morning class session will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the ecological, geological and vegetation management issues associated with owning property Where the Water Begins. After lunch we will head to the beach to see the principles we talked about in action. Hear presentations from local experts and see examples of all topics discussed during the beach walk portion of the day!
- Geologic History of Puget Sound Shorelines
- Coastal Bluff Processes, Beach Formation and Longshore Drift
- Unique fish and wildlife species of the Puget Sound
- Alternatives to bulkheads and armoring
- Managing trees and shrubs for views
- Utilizing plants to manage water, stabilize slopes, and create wildlife habitat on your property.
- Landscaping practices that improve or weaken slope stability.
- Invasive weed control and native plant selection
We encourage all participants to attend both the classroom portion and the beach walk. However, if the beach walk is not accessible for you please feel free to register and attend the classroom portion only.
Sponsored by KCD with funding from Washington State Conservation Commission.