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Derelict structures removed to make way for wildlife

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2023
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As part of ongoing efforts to safeguard critical eelgrass meadows and Pacific herring spawning grounds, Friends of the San Juans (Friends) recently spearheaded the removal of two derelict structures from local bays. Former sections of docks and floats located in Judd Cove on Orcas Island and Blind Bay on Shaw Island were abandoned, posed navigational hazards, and threatened the marine ecosystem. The structures were identified by the Washington Department of Natural Resources as “marine debris” prior to their removal. Chemicals and plastics frequently found in derelict docks, floats, and other...

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