Shoreline homeowners around Island County want to protect their properties while also protecting the fish, wildlife, and shoreline habitats of Puget Sound. We are excited to announce that through April 30, 2021, shoreline homeowners are inivited to apply for funding through the
Island County Shore Friendly Mini-Grant program to enhance nearhsore habitat and prevent the need for hard shoreline armor.
Mini-grant amounts will range from $500-$5,000, and can be used towards the following:
To learn more about the program and eligible activities, click
To discuss your project or for more information, contact
To submit a mini-grant application, click
Learn more about what it means to be Shore Friendly in this video from our partners at the Northwest Straits Foundation. In this video, coastal geologist, Hugh Shipman guides us on a virtual beach walk to learn about the geology and physical processes that create and maintain our beaches. As we explore how beaches form and change over time, we’ll also learn how these processes determine who and what utilize the shoreline and make it their home.
In the video below, local residents and a coastal geologist share about the environmental, recreational, and aesthetic benefits of natural and restored beaches.
The goal of the Island County Shore Friendly project is to promote alternative strategies for shoreline residential properties that provide both the use and enjoyment of the property while promoting and maintaining the nearshore ecosystems for the support of fish and wildlife.
This project has been funded wholly or in part by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program.