Facts About the Port
This is a map of the Edmonds Marsh. The City of Edmonds owns the highlighted green portion – the majority, while the Port of Edmonds property borders the northeast section – indicated by the red border line. (Click the icon or title to view the PDF)
- “Ecology’s December 11th, 2015 memorandum to Shane Hope (City of Edmonds) lacks scientific merit and is not BAS (Best Available Science).”
- The Memo suggests the Edmonds Marsh be downgraded to a Category II wetland.
- The Edmonds buffer should be reduced to below the state prescribed standard buffer.
- Why the Edmonds Marsh should also be classified as a “shoreline of the state.”
- That there are “virtually no intact habitat corridors linking the marsh to other large blocks of habitat which limits access for large mammals…and the habitat suitability as breeding habitat for large birds such as raptors.”
- That “the ongoing discharge of inadequatel treated storm water to Edmonds Marsh, as well as Puget Sound… is currently the greatest ecological threat to the marsh.”
- Discussion of adequate buffer size and “densely planted strip of trees and shrubs along marsh.
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Issues addressed in this letter include:
- Discussion of how the importance of daylighting Willow Creek and the reintroduction of natural tidal flow to the Edmonds marsh are critical components to salmon recovery.
- The major ecological impacts to the health of the marsh come from its restricted hydrologic connection to the Sound, untreated or limited treatment of storm water and runoff – just increasing buffers would not be enough.
- Creating inflexible buffers would be counter-productive to the desire to improve the health of the marsh for several reasons.
These charts and graphs show financial information about the Port of Edmonds. Click on any of the images to view a larger version of each chart/graph.