Shore Friendly Pierce

As a waterfront landowner, you are deeply connected to Puget Sound. You are also deeply invested in your property.

Shore Friendly Pierce assists qualifying marine shoreline landowners in keeping their shoreline natural and unarmored, or voluntarily removing all or part of their old bulkhead. 

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We provide: 

- Free informational site visits for qualifying properties,

- Guidance on understanding shoreline and bluff erosion or coastal flooding, 

- Mini-grants to support shoreline stewardship, including native plantings, drainage improvements, and qualified bulkhead removal projects.

- Technical and financial support for bulkhead removal and beach habitat improvement projects.


Request a Free Site Visit

Qualifying properties can receive a free site visit to assess conditions and receive customized recommendations for managing risk and/or improving habitat.

Complete our Site Visit Request Form to request a visit today!

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Request a Private Workshop/Beach Walk for Yourself and Your Neighbors

We love working with groups of neighbors on the shoreline! 

You can request a private workshop/beach walk for you and your neighbors at any time. 

Contact our Shorelines Program Manager to request a neighborhood workshop/beach walk today!

Contact Us

  1. Mary Krauszer

    Shorelines Program Manager
    Phone: (253) 358-0088 

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Contact our Shorelines Program Manager

Do you have a question about your shoreline, erosion, coastal flooding, managing vegetation/trees, or making a development decision? 

Pierce Conservation District can help direct you to resources for Puget Sound Shorelines and help you make informed decisions for your property.

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Video created by Shore Friendly Kitsap with Transect Films.

This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement PC-O1J223-01 Contract #16-05251 through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency or the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.”

Workshops for Puget Sound shoreline homeowners

Your Shoreline, Your Legacy: Helping You Manage Your Marine Shoreline 

There are unique ecological, geological, and vegetation management challenges associated with owning property on Puget Sound. The Shore Friendly Program is here to help landowners make informed decisions to protect their property and protect Puget Sound. Workshop topics include erosion, drainage, trees and views, and shoreline living.  

House Relocation as a Shore Friendly Option 

In some cases, moving a home away from a shoreline hazard can be a cheaper, safer, and longer-lasting solution than an engineered approach such as a seawall or slope stabilization. Moving houses is more common than you may think! Learn more in the workshop excerpt from house mover, Jeff McCord. 

Living with Sea Level Rise

This workshop, presented by Andrea MacLennan from Herrera Environmental and Jeff McCord from Nickel Bros House Movers, focuses on the drivers and impacts of coastal erosion, how sea level rise can intensify erosion, and what homeowners can do to prepare for future conditions.