Shore Friendly: Offering guidance on protecting your property and Puget Sound

The Puget Sound shoreline is in constant flux, with wind, waves, and other forces shaping and reshaping our bluffs and beaches and moving sediment along the shoreline. It’s a natural process that ensures a healthy ecosystem for salmon, shorebirds, and other species. But if you’re a waterfront homeowner, you might be concerned about how erosion could damage your property.

Fortunately, most of the Puget Sound coastline has low or moderate levels of erosion, which can be managed without losing the beach to a bulkhead or seawall. Coastal engineers have developed solutions that are attractive, affordable, and friendly to fish and wildlife.

The Shore Friendly program is a grant-funded opportunity through Kitsap County for shoreline homeowners to understand their options in reducing or eliminating their shoreline armor and making the Sound more friendly to our natural species and ecosystem functions. Advantages of this program include:

  • Enhancement of the natural beauty of a property.
  • Increased direct access to the beach.
  • Benefits to plants and animals.

Protecting your property and Puget Sound is easier than you might think.

Find out more by visiting the Shore Friendly website at