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The wria 9 marine shoreline monitoring and compliance pilot project

(Watershed Resource Inventory Area)

The WRIA 9 Marine Shoreline Monitoring and Compliance Pilot Project

“This project received funding from the EPA under an agreement with WDFW.  The contents do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the EPA. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not reflect endorsement”.


Project area

Project Area

  • 92 miles

    • 52 miles rural (48% armored)

    • 40 miles urban (83% armored)


Characterized changes

Characterized changes

Status

  • New

  • Major Repair

  • Minor Repair

Type of change

  • Shoreline armoring

  • Docks/overwater structures

  • Groins

  • Clearing/grading

  • Structures (houses/sheds/ stairs)

  • Aquaculture operations

  • Other changes

Material

  • Wood

  • Rock

  • Concrete


Location of changes in 2012 and 2013

Location of changes in 2012 and 2013


What type of changes were seen

What type of changes were seen?

53% of all categories of armoring

Red numbers are the % of each

change found on Vashon/Maury

69%

100%

73%


How many and what type had no apparent effect

How many and what type had no apparent effect?


Did change in condition have a city or county permit

Did change in condition have a City or County permit?


Did change in condition have a city or county permit continued

Did change in condition have a City or County permit, continued

Overall compliance rate

Overall compliance rate


Enforcement

Enforcement

  • Original intent was to track enforcement outcomes of unpermitted changes

  • Time constraints did not allow a thorough evaluation of enforcement activities


Take aways

Take Aways

  • Between 2005 and June 2013

    ~1500 feet of shoreline armoring was removed via restoration projects

    ~1570 feet of new shoreline armoring was constructed


Take aways1

Take Aways

  • Between 2005 and June 2013

    More trees and shrubs are being cleared along the shoreline than are being replanted/restored or naturally re-establishing—continuing a decline noted in 2012 WRIA Status and Trends report


Take aways2

Take Aways

  • Most of the changes involved repairs to existing infrastructure

  • Relatively low compliance rate on Vashon/Maury (18%) compared to mainland jurisdictions (52%) and2 other studies-Bainbridge (80%) & San Juan (50%)

  • Did not attempt to answer why people are or aren’t getting permits


The wria 9 marine shoreline monitoring and compliance pilot project

  • To get entire report—google “WRIA 9 monitoring compliance”

  • EPA and WRIA 9 provided funding for this project, with support from the Puget Sound Marine & Nearshore Protection and Restoration Grant Program.

“This project received funding from the EPA under an agreement with WDFW.  The contents do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the EPA. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not reflect endorsement”


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