Seahorse Siesta Barge Removal

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Project ID16-1306 R
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date01/19/2018
End Date12/31/2022
Last Edited05/03/2024
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Removed 136 feet of armor (in the form of an old barge and 70-100 cubic yards of vertical concrete wall) from the toe of a high feeder bluff at the Seahorse Siesta Community Beach in Langley, Island County. The community association is supportive of this project. The bulkhead extended 98 feet (FT) out on the beach from the toe of the bluff on the north side and 62 FT on the south side. Coastal habitat enhancement and feeder bluff restoration were accomplished through full armor removal which included bulkhead, barge, and fill removal and lower bluff grading to maintain the existing beach access.

This project was awarded FY17-19 Puget Sound Restoration and Acquisition program funds, FY17-19 Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program funds, and 2016 and 2019 Salmon Recovery Funding Board funds. The 2016 Salmon Recovery Funding Board funds were fully spent within the grant reporting period.

Project Benefit    

1. Improved exchange of terrestrial and aquatic nutrients, insects, invertebrates, and organic material due to restored cross shore connectivity.
2. Increased availability of spawning habitat for surf smelt and sand lance to benefit salmonids.


Metric Completed Originally
Estuarine Habitat
  Acres Created
  Acres Treated .3 .3

Funding Details

In-Kind Volunteers$7,634
Report Total:$822,844

Project Map


1-Seahorse Siesta    

  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Seahorse Siesta
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Area Description

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Location Information

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  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 48.04342443
  • Longitude: -122.42425041


  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Chum Salmon ESU
  • Odd-year




  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 822,844.42
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .02
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.9 Estuarine/Nearshore ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.9.a Estuarine/nearshore funding 822,844.42
      •      . . . . C.9.b Total amount of estuarine/nearshore area treated .3
      •      . . . . C.9.k.1 Shoreline armor removal or modificationY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.9.k.2 Miles of shoreline treated .02
        •      . . . . . . C.9.k.3 Acres of shoreline treated .3