Dockton Shoreline Restoration Project
The Dockton Shoreline Restoration Project is located on Quartermaster Harbor, on Vashon-Maury Island. Phase 1 of the project will remove up to 80 creosote-coated pilings and other debris from an intertidal area of Quartermaster Harbor while Phase 2 will restore beach-forming processes and salt marsh characteristics in a one-acre site along the shoreline.
Pilings will be removed using a crane mounted on a barge and will follow the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Best Management Practices (BMPs) for pile removal and disposal. Beach-forming processes and salt marsh characteristics will be restored to the site by removing approximately 375 linear feet of shoreline protection (loose rock bulkhead) and about 1,700 cubic yards of fill that have been placed landward of the bulkhead. The filled area will be graded to create a variety of salt water inundation frequencies and optimize potential salt marsh habitat. In addition, the upper beach area will be nourished with up to 100 cubic yards of appropriately sized gravel to mitigate for the interruption of sediment supply to the beach, promote beach-forming processes and improve beach-spawning fish habitat.
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