The Friends of the San Juans used three RCO grants to unbury and restore upper intertidal and backshore habitat at Broken Point on Shaw Island. They removed 225-feet of toxic creosote wood retaining wall and fifty dump truck loads of unnatural rock and dirt fill along the marine waters, which restored 370 linear feet of shoreline and 13,000 square feet of habitat for forage fish, salmon, and the Southern Resident killer whales that depend on them. The organization also planted 1,500 dune grass plants and more than fifty native shrubs to create a natural erosion buffer and habitat.

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