Abstract Title

Session S-01G: New Strategies for Shorelines

Keywords

Shorelines

Location

Room 6E

Start Date

30-4-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

30-4-2014 12:00 PM

Description

This presentation will describe a large-scale shoreline restoration and enhancement project to address the disruption of sediment supply and transport processes along the Puget Sound shoreline between Mukilteo and Everett. Like other long stretches of shoreline in the region, the project area is lined by continuous shoreline armoring associated with the railroad. Given the likelihood of existing shoreline armoring structures remaining in place for the foreseeable future, habitat restoration solutions that work within the constraints existing on our shorelines are necessary to improve habitat quality and support natural nearshore processes. Snohomish County is conducting a large-scale shoreline restoration project along a 4.5 mile stretch of shoreline. The success of the project development (slated for construction in 2014-2015) has stemmed from a collaborative stakeholder process and technical design expertise. The stakeholder process has led to significant partnerships that have been crucial for this project and are noteworthy for future restoration in other shoreline areas. In particular, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing suitable dredge materials to be beneficially re-used for beach nourishment and beach restoration. Work is continuing with the Corps to develop a long-term management program (i.e., re-nourishment). BNSF is also a key collaborator as much of the work will occur within their right-of-way. Local volunteer groups have also expanded the County’s ability to collect baseline biological data. The presentation will summarize the project elements and focus on the stakeholder process and partnerships that may be helpful for others working on the shoreline.

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Apr 30th, 10:30 AM Apr 30th, 12:00 PM

Large-Scale Shoreline Restoration along the Railroad Corridor of Puget Sound: An Example in Snohomish County Forged by Creating Partnerships

Room 6E

This presentation will describe a large-scale shoreline restoration and enhancement project to address the disruption of sediment supply and transport processes along the Puget Sound shoreline between Mukilteo and Everett. Like other long stretches of shoreline in the region, the project area is lined by continuous shoreline armoring associated with the railroad. Given the likelihood of existing shoreline armoring structures remaining in place for the foreseeable future, habitat restoration solutions that work within the constraints existing on our shorelines are necessary to improve habitat quality and support natural nearshore processes. Snohomish County is conducting a large-scale shoreline restoration project along a 4.5 mile stretch of shoreline. The success of the project development (slated for construction in 2014-2015) has stemmed from a collaborative stakeholder process and technical design expertise. The stakeholder process has led to significant partnerships that have been crucial for this project and are noteworthy for future restoration in other shoreline areas. In particular, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing suitable dredge materials to be beneficially re-used for beach nourishment and beach restoration. Work is continuing with the Corps to develop a long-term management program (i.e., re-nourishment). BNSF is also a key collaborator as much of the work will occur within their right-of-way. Local volunteer groups have also expanded the County’s ability to collect baseline biological data. The presentation will summarize the project elements and focus on the stakeholder process and partnerships that may be helpful for others working on the shoreline.