Powel Shoreline Restoration Project

269656_t607[From Kitsap Sun, August 29, 2013. See credits and photo caption at end of this posting.]

Assisted by a state grant, the Powels removed bulkheads and shoreline armoring from more than a quarter-mile of their Bainbridge Island property in Port Madison. 

Bainbridge Island Land Trust coordinated the project.  Other participants in the project include the City, Puget Sound Partnership, Suquamish Tribe, Washington Sea Grant and many other agencies.  The goal is to restore the shoreline to a more natural form, and make for a more healthy shoreline.

One of our endorsed candidates for City Council, Val Tollefson, is a long-time member and leader of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust.  

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Photo Credit: PHOTO BY MEEGAN M. REID, KITSAP SUN // BUY THIS PHOTO

Photo Caption: Babe Kehres, a member of the Powel family, talks Thursday about the removal of the bulkhead and the restoration of the natural shoreline as she stands between the shoreline and the pool at her family’s Bainbridge Island estate. MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN

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