Photo: Joan Drinkwin
d out for a post-Earth Day planting at Cornet Bay on April 27.
The work was part of an Island MRC/Northwest Straits Foundation collaborative project that will restore 800 linear feet of shoreline and 1.1 acres of beach at the day use area of Cornet Bay in Deception Pass State Park.
The planting was organized by the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group
, one of the project partners.
Volunteering their time were representatives from the Oak Harbor High School
, Anacortes High School
, Northwest Indian College
, and the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group
"We planted 5,000 plants in a few hours," said Joan Drinkwin, Foundation Programs Director, who brought along her twelve year-old son.
"And it didn't even feel like hard work!
Kudos to Sue Madsen, from Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group
, and her
crew from the Washington Conservation Corps
for making the whole event run like clockwork!
Photo: Volunteers plant intertidal grasses and sedges (credit Joan Drinkwin)
Above: Ashley Ahearn with her mike listening to the diver (Photo: Joan Drinkwin)
Northwest Straits Foundation and Commission staff Joan Drinkwin and Caroline Gibson recently had the pleasure of touring the extraordinary Dry Creek Waterfowl Sanctuary created by Clallam MRC member Arnold Schouten and his wife Debbie.