The news piece highlights the efforts of our partner group, Washington Sea Grant, to help homeowners replace bulkheads along the shore of Lake Washington with more sustainable shoreline designs.
According to Washington Sea Grant, bulkheads make up 90 percent of the shoreline around Lake Washington and all that concrete is starving the environment.
The two minute piece also features the home of Pamela Bendich.
Previously, her property’s bulkhead at the water’s edge was causing sinkholes. As part of the Green Shores for Homes rated project, the bulkhead was removed, the ground was re-sloped and native plant species were re-introduced.
As noted by Komo News, “The result is a beach where salmon can spawn and that is inviting to birds, otters and so much other wildlife. The change also ended Bendich’s erosion issues.”
- Watch the video or read the full KOMO News story.
- You can also read more about Pamela Bendich’s project, as well as others in Washington and BC, on our Green Shores for Home examples page.