RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Education, Outreach and Stewardship
Shorelines are a valuable resource in Washington. Protecting, preserving, and enhancing our 28,000 miles of river, stream, wetland and marine shorelines is everyone’s responsibility.
Education and outreach are important to helping people understand the economic and environmental importance of our living shorelines, and knowing how to make positive changes.
- Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve - Provides school and public interpretation and education about estuaries. The Reserve's Coastal Training Program provides practical, science-based training for professionals who make decisions about coastal management.
Washington Waters – Ours to Protect - Information about human actions that
prevent pollution in lakes, rivers, wetlands and marine waters. Citizens can take
small actions to protect our water and keep shorelines healthy. Also includes a "tool kit" for local governments, organizations and citizens.
Shoreline Master Programs Citizen Guide - Essential information to help citizens get involved in long-range planning for public access, development and environmental protection of shorelines. Includes links to outreach materials, hearings and public involvement options.
- Statewide Shoreline Education, Outreach, and Stewardship Strategy - Ecology sought to launch a collaborative community-based marketing strategy in 2012. Lack of funding precluded implementation. Pre-planning documents are available and include a project summary, values survey and market analysis. Contact: Cedar Bouta at 360-407-6406.
Our Living Shorelines – A Framework for Action (draft, April 2013) – a summary of the work completed up to March 2012 including the survey and market analysis results, priority topics, other both short-term and long-term actions.
- Shoreline Values Survey Summary, March 2011 - a survey of 635 educators and service providers regarding shoreline words and phrases that resonate with them, how they interact with shorelines, and why they value shorelines. This survey asks some questions from earlier public opinion surveys conducted in 1983 and 1996.
- Market Analysis Summary: Shoreline Education, Outreach and Stewardship Survey, April 2011 - an inventory of existing shoreline education and outreach programs in Washington State, identifying topics that are being well-addressed, topics that need more attention, locations, approaches, and target audiences.
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Countering the negative environmental impacts that developing the land can have on wetlands, rivers, streams, lakes, and other deep-water habitats.
Working together to protect our shorelines.
Salmon-friendly, eco-friendly, soft engineering, alternative design, living shorelines