Protect And Enhance Your Beach Or Bluff Property

Is your marine bluff or beach property eroding or jeopardizing your house? Do you want to manage trees and shrubs to stabilize your property while maintaining a beautiful view of Puget Sound?

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

There are no upcoming Events at this time.

The workshops 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 get your questions answered. Sign up to attend the webinar and receive FREE RESOURCES and SITE VISIT from KCD marine shoreline experts.

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All Workshops

KCD offered the Where the Water Begins workshops in May this year.


  • Understanding Puget Sound’s unique ecology
  • Recognizing landslide hazards
  • Using native plants to reduce erosion
  • Using native plants to improve fish and wildlife habitat

Who Should Attend?

  • Beach property owners interested in a stable natural shoreline
  • Bluff property owners interested in reducing potential for erosion and landslides
  • Beach or bluff property owners interested in improving fish and wildlife habitat


For more information about the workshops, contact



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

Shore Friendly King County

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


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

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