Broken Point Beach Habitat Restoration (Shaw)

Project will remove a creosote wood bulkhead and associated rock and fill that extends well over the intertidal beach to restore beach and backstore habitat and water quality (2022).


The the project is currently in the permitting phase with implementation planned for 2022. Stay tuned for details!

Along Broken Point on Shaw Island, multiple landowners are working to improve the management of their shoreline. One landowner has partnered with Friends to remove her 235 linear foot vertical creosote wood bulkhead to restore the shoreline and its natural processes. The armor removal will unbury approximately 4,400 square feet of upper intertidal beach as well as 5,000 square feet of backshore. After the armor is removed native vegetation will be planted.

Project acknowledgements: Coastal Geologic Services, Fairbanks Environmental, Shaw Island Excavation, and Caldera Archeology.

Funding was provided by: Friends members, the landowner, and the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board.

The Friends of the San Juans do such a wonderful job of keeping on top of things like the transit of freighters through the Straits and their impact on whales as well as protecting our environment. Jim and I fell in love with the islands, the wildlife, and fishing. We hope to preserve it, not only for our family but for other families, well into the future.

Glen and Deb Bruels

members, San Juan Island