Where we’re at now

The first portion of the Tacoma Shoreline Survey was completed yesterday with two surveys being done on the northeast shore of Commencement Bay. I’ll have preliminary results in the next few days and when the second half of the survey is completed in the fall, it should give us a good baseline as to how … Continue reading


Finishing up

The first two days of the Tacoma Shoreline Survey are in the books; one more to go. I’ve made a couple observations so far that are worth noting: First of all, there is a significant amount of Tacoma’s shoreline that has been hardened with bulkheads and riprap, essentially creating a barrier between the aquatic and … Continue reading


Tacoma Shoreline Survey, Day 1

Starting the Tacoma Shoreline Survey today, with the first section beginning at Titlow Beach and going through the Tacoma Narrows to Salmon Beach this afternoon. In addition to the actual counting, I’m planning on measuring the total amount of Tacoma waterfront that has been hardened and modified from its natural state by bulkheads and riprap. … Continue reading


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