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1 Taking Care of Waste
2 Working with Nature
3 Making Wise Choices When Landscaping
4 Managing Water Runoff
5 Reducing Erosions and Landslides
6 Living along Lakes and Streams
7 Enjoying Your Boat
8 Conserving Water in Your Home and Garden
9 Having Fun on Your Beach
10 Building or Clearing Land Near The Shore
Shore Stewards Newsletter
Become a Shore Steward
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What is the program’s background?
Modeled after the National Wildlife Federation’s successful Backyard Wildlife Habitat program, Shore Stewards was developed from the ground up with an emphasis on community-based marine…
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Once I join, what do I have to do?
Once you submit your application, you are not required to do anything but be a conscientious shoreline resident. We encourage you to make future decisions…
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How did you develop the program’s guidelines?
WSU researched, wrote, and edited the program’s materials to address the most important local and regional issues affecting the health of the nearshore ecosystem. The…
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What if I have a bulkhead or armored shoreline? Can I still participate?
Of course. From low-bank, bulkheaded properties to high bluffs with natural beaches, the program is open to all shoreline and stream-side property owners.
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Does participation require me to make changes to my property?
No. Shore Stewards is educational and voluntary. You may do as much or little as you wish. No particular changes are required. We ask you…
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Why should I become a Shore Steward?
Your stewardship will make a difference to all life-forms of the diverse nearshore ecosystem. It will help preserve the beauty of this area and your…
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What do I get?
Ideas and information to help you care for your property Your personal copy of the resource-packed booklet: Guide for Shoreline Living Shore Stewards metal yard…
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What does Shore Stewards cost?
Nothing. No fees to join. No dues. No meetings. No required classes.
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How do I join?
Simply fill out this application to become a Shore Steward online and click “submit.” It’ll just take a few moments. WSU staff in your county…
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Who is eligible to join Shore Stewards?
Currently the Shore Steward program is only supported in Clallam, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce and Skagit counties in Washington state. All individuals who own…
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