Marine shorelines

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife works to protect and restore nearshore environments -- beaches, bluffs, inlets, and river deltas -- of Puget Sound and the Washington coast.

From shellfish to shorebirds, orcas to salmon, the nearshore waters of Washington carry biological, cultural, and economic significance for humans. With dedicated staff and a network of committed partners, WDFW helps oversee and fund numerous projects working to conserve the nearshore for generations to come.

Leque Island restoration project from the air
Leque Island estuary restoration.

Nearshore programs