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Green Shorelines

Green shorelines are also known as salmon-friendly, eco-friendly, soft engineering, alternative design, and living shorelines. They provide opportunities to improve shoreline habitat, restore natural processes, enhance recreational access, and increase enjoyment for property owners and the public.

Tips and Tools for Property Owners

  • Shoreline armoring
  • Green shore examples
  • Choosing a design
  • Incentives

Local Shoreline Programs

City and county support for green shorelines is growing.


What's New

Shoreline Stabilization Measures: Spotlight on Puget Sound

Green shorelines for Lakes Washington and Sammamish

Summary report for green shoreline workshops

Kitsap County's shoreline alternatives for shorelines

Shoreline armoring in Puget Sound

Frequently asked questions

Focus Sheet

Other locations

British Columbia