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Aug. 5 public meeting, tour for upcoming Dockton shoreline restoration work

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King County will restore and improve the shoreline along Dockton Natural Area later this summer that will result in a cleaner, more natural beach for the public to enjoy.

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King County will restore and improve the shoreline along Dockton Natural Area later this summer that will result in a cleaner, more natural beach for the public to enjoy.

The work starts Aug. 19, and will include removing a shoreline bulkhead and old creosote pilings; creating a salt marsh and natural shoreline; and distributing sand and gravel along a portion of the beach that has been starved of these materials by bulkheads. This project is designed to improve conditions for forage fish, numerous bird species and salmon.

A public meeting has been scheduled at the project site for Aug. 5 at 6 p.m., when King County project staff will discuss project details, lead a site tour and answer any questions about the planned work, which will occur immediately west of the boat ramp at Dockton Park, 9500 SW Dock St.

The presentation will be repeated at 7 p.m.

The estimated project cost is about $500,000. Virtually all of the project funding is through a Natural Resource Damage Assessment from the October 2004 Dalco Passage oil spill that fouled beaches along southern Vashon and Maury islands.

Project construction is expected to be completed by the end of September. Learn more at on the website; or contact Greg Rabourn or call 206-296-1923.

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