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Maury Island Aquatic Reserve Armoring Removal

Maury Island Aquatic Reserve Armoring Removal

Central Puget Sound Watershed

Maury armoring removal vicinity map
Vicinity map

This all-inclusive acquisition/restoration project will acquire 14.4 acres and 1,000' of marine shoreline bordering the Maury Island Aquatic Reserve in South Central Puget Sound. The project will remove over 700' of shoreline armoring to reconnect historic feeder bluffs with the nearshore. This is primarily a Chinook salmon recovery project targeting eelgrass, marine nearshore and forage fish spawning habitat. Through restoration and armoring removal, we will reconnect 487' of historically Exceptional Feeder Bluff and 213' of Feeder Bluff with Puget Sound. Sites are located on the west side of Quartermaster Harbor and the south Maury Island. The project will result in full restoration of all the sites including structure demolition, invasive species control, shoreline armoring and terracing removal, and native plant revegetation.

This project is supported by funding from the Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program, Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration Fund, Washington State Department of Ecology, Conservation Futures, and King County.

Project documents

SEPA Determination of Non-Significance (148 KB pdf)

Environmental Checklist (3.3 MB pdf)

Notice of Action (19 KB pdf)

Decision to Proceed (110 KB pdf)

For more information about the Maury Island Aquatic Reserve Armoring Removal Project please contact Alex Hallenius, engineer, King County Ecological Restoration and Engineering Services Unit..