Take a Walk on the Beach and learn about the proposed Point No Point Estuary Restoration.
Background on Point No Point Estuary
Point No Point is located in a beautiful and dynamic area near Hansville, in Kitsap County. The county park is a beloved local recreation area that holds layers of historic and current significance, and provides an important restoration opportunity to help juvenile salmon.
Point No Point was historically a tidally-influenced salt marsh fed by a small stream which wound through the marsh to the north, where there are now houses. The lighthouse on the site is the oldest standing lighthouse in Washington. When it was built in the late 1800s, the marsh was diked and became a freshwater marsh. Today it is still freshwater, with a tide gate installed to keep saltwater from entering.
Mid Sound is working with Kitsap County, local tribes, natural resource agencies, and the surrounding community to study the opportunity to restore this area back to critical salt marsh habitat. Together with Blue Coast Engineering, we are exploring options to return tides and fish to the marsh, address problems caused by the existing tide gate, and develop a multi-benefit project for salmon and the community.
Take a Walk on the Beach and learn about the proposed Point No Point Estuary Restoration. Walk and talk with Sarah Heerhartz and Lisa Reynolds of Mid Sound Fisheries, and Jessica Cote of Blue Coast Engineering about the beautiful landscape and the restoration on Friday, May 20th from 2-4. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGf7tZnx2wsl_zqsUFGh-EQsdIVbGjfRtG8wVZkhWiU0gc1A/viewform Background on Point No Point Estuary Point […]Zoom Meeting firstname.lastname@example.org