Free shoreline workshop planned in Coupeville

A workshop aimed at teaching residents how to protect and maintain shoreline property will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Coupeville Recreation Hall.

The event is hosted by the Northwest Straits Foundation and the Island County Marine Resources Committee. It will feature a presentation by Jim Johannessen, a coastal processes expert, and an educational beach walk.

Attendees should bring appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes for the beach walk.

Topics will include slope stability and habitat, how and why beaches and bluffs change over time and shoreline permitting and regulations. Participants will also have access to free site visits by a private, shoreline management professional to learn how to protect their individual property.

The Northwest Straits Foundation is a non-profit organization established to support the scientific, restoration and education projects and programs of the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative. The Island County Marine Resources Committee’s goal is to understand, steward, and restore the marine and estuarine ecology of the county.

Register for the workshop online at, by phone at 360-733-1725 or via email at

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