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Shore Friendly

How can I protect and enjoy my shoreline property while also promoting a healthy ecosystem?

Shoreline homeowners around Island County want to protect their properties while also protecting the fish, wildlife, and shoreline habitats of Puget Sound. In the video below, local residents and a coastal geologist share about the environmental, recreational, and aesthetic benefits of natural and restored beaches. 

About Shore Friendly

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.

Educational Materials

Island County has developed materials to help Island County residents learn about their options for protecting their shoreline homes and properties by considering natural beach and soft shore options. Check out our materials below, as well as our page of resources for more information:

Project Funding

This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement PC-00J90701 through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency or the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.