Glendale Shoreline Access and Restoration

Category Overview

Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.

Project Highlights

Island County acquired a conservation and access easement on 6 acres, owned by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, located on the southeast side of Whidbey Island in the small community of Glendale. The County removed two buildings where a small parking area will be established in Summer 2017. The acquisition resulted in permanent public access to over 420 feet of the restored shoreline that allows fishing, non-motorized boating access, swimming, nature viewing, picnicking, and beachcombing. Most recently, the State DNR restored coastal processes by removing a derelict creosote pier and a broken creosote bulkhead.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Island County of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $565,000.00 Applicant Match: $150,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Restoration County: Island Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 14-1531

Location Details

From the Clinton ferry dock, proceed NW on State Highway #525 approximately 1/4 of a mile and take a left on Humphrey Road. Follow Humphrey Road south, approximately 2.75 miles to the corner of Glendale Road.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.