Little Squalicum Beach Park will be closed for several months beginning the week of July 25th while the Port improves public access and enhances habitat for critical species. This project will remove industrial fill, wood waste, and large slabs of broken concrete from the shoreline creating a much larger and more accessible beach and creating priority habitat for forage fish that feed salmon and other species. Native plants and trees will be planted along the back of the new shoreline.
The Port secured a $1.5 million grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to complete this project and has hired local contractor RAW Land Construction of Bellingham to build the improvements.
Little Squalicum Beach Park has been identified as a high-priority habitat restoration area by the Bellingham Bay Demonstration Pilot, a partnership of 14 different, federal, state, local and tribal agencies working together to restore habitat, clean-up historic contamination, control pollution sources and revitalize under-utilized waterfront properties. The Port and its partner agencies are working to restore historically lost habitat throughout Bellingham Bay including the nearby Little Squalicum Estuary project now under construction by the City of Bellingham.
Little Squalicum Beach Park is located northeast of 2929 Roeder Avenue.
For more information, please visit www.portofbellingham.com/salmon or contact Port Environmental Planner Kurt Baumgarten by phone at 360.676.2500 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org