Shoreline restoration providing easier access to a beach at Fort Townsend and habitat for shorebirds, forage fish and other marine animals is nearly complete. Project includes removing about 1,840 cubic yards of large rock and soil, which are being moved out by barge. The remaining small landing will be reshaped.
“The purpose of this project first and foremost was to uncover habitat that had been buried by the fill pad,” said Lisa Kaufman, project manager for the Northwest Straits Foundation. “Also equally important was to improve public access.”
With the new ramp being built to the beach, people who hadn’t been able to previously get down to the beach will now be able to.
Northwest Strait Foundation is managing the project and is partnered with Washington State Parks and Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee.