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?

KCD invites you to attend FREE workshops developed for property owners along the marine shorelines of King County.

The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the ecological, geological and vegetation management issues associated with owning property Where the Water Begins. Hear presentations from local experts and stay for an optional field trip to see examples of all topics discussed.

There are no upcoming Events at this time.

All Workshops

Workshops are held on Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:30pm, with an optional lunch and field trip from 12:30pm-3:30pm.


  • Understanding the Ecology of Marine Nearshore and Riparian Habitats
  • Recognizing Coastal Geological Hazards
  • Using Native Vegetation to Reduce Erosion and Improve Fish and Wildlife Habitat

Who Should Attend?

Landowners interested in stable natural marine shorelines and in reducing the potential for erosion and landslides.


Visit our photo album on Facebook to see photos from 2017’s classes.

For more information about the workshops, contact or 425-282-1909.

The following are resources covered and mentioned in the workshops. Supplemental materials are also included. Some links are to external sites or downloads.

Where the Water Begins – Biographies

Where the Land Meets Water – KCD

Vegetation Management – Elliott Menasche

Living Near the Edge of Puget Sound

Technical Reports

Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership/Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project

Technical Report 2006-05 – Nearshore Birds in Puget Sound

Technical Report 2007-06 – Great Blue Herons in Puget Sound

Technical Report 2007-01 – Orcas in Puget Sound

Technical Report 2006-04 – Native Shellfish in Nearshore Ecosystems of Puget Sound

Technical Report 2007-03 – Marine Forage Fishes in Puget Sound

Technical Report 2006-06 – Juvenile Pacific Salmon in Puget Sound

Technical Report 2007-05 – Kelp and Eelgrass in Puget Sound

Technical Report 2007-04 – Beaches and Bluffs of Puget Sound

Technical Report 2007-02 – Marine Riparian Vegetation Communities of Puget Sound

Washington State Aquatic Habitat Guidelines Program

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines

Mason Conservation District

How Plants Help Protect Your Marine Waterfront Property

Native Plants for Marine Shorelines

Sample Planting Plan – Marine Shoreline

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