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Weeding for Whales

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September 2 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Weeding for Whales! Cornet Bay Stewardship Events

The Island County Marine Resources Committee and the NW Straits Foundation are hosting multiple  stewardship events to continue the great work at the Cornet Bay Restoration site. At Cornet Bay, on the northern tip of Whidbey Island, we worked with several partners to restore almost 1,000 feet of altered shoreline to a more natural condition. Our partners included the Northwest Straits Foundation, Washington State Parks, Island County, Sound Water Stewards, and Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group. This project has helped provide more natural habitats for our marine species that utilize this bay, including juvenile salmonids. We plan to weed and mulch an area with more established plants to help them survive the hot summer temps. We can use as many strong backs, shovels, and wheelbarrows as possible to get this work done. This will be hard but rewarding work. Here are the details if you are interested in getting your hands dirty!

PLEASE RSVP: k.zupich@islandcountywa.gov or 360-678-2349

WHEN: Aug 6th @ 10am-2pm, Aug 17th @ 10am-2pm, and Sept 2nd @ 10am-2pm

WHERE: Cornet Bay near the restrooms

160 Cornet Bay Rd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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WHAT TO BRING: Coffee mug, water bottle, work gloves, shovels, rakes (for spreading and moving mulch), weeding tools, weather-appropriate clothing, a nametag (if you have one), and a State Park Discover Pass (if you are parking in the State Park – there is limited parking near the site that does not require a Discover Pass)

*Wheelbarrows needed!

PROVIDED: Water, coffee, and sweet snacks

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