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Windermere Real Estate/West Sound, Inc.
Wayne Paulson | Poulsbo: 360-598-5291 | Port Ludlow: 360-437-9508 | Bainbridge Island: 206-780-1500 | wpaulson@windermere.com

Resources for Waterfront Home Owners


 

  

Through a combination of personal experience and helping clients, I've compiled this collection of resources. Whether you are a current or potential waterfront home owner I think you will find it useful. The resources are broken down as follows:

 

  • Information on BigWaterProperties.com
  • Links to other web sites.
Area Marina and Protected Moorage Information - A page I have compiled with descriptions, and links where available, for marinas in the area and protected bays where one might find year-round deep water boat moorage. Includes the ability to search for homes in the area of the marina or waterfront homes on the protected bay.
Beach Access - Cable Cars and Trams - Accumar is a Poulsbo manufacturer that specializes in cable and track lifts for high bank waterfront and steep slope access.
Beach Access - Stairs - Brockman Builders is a Kingston company specializing in the design and construction of stairs for beach access.
Boundaries of State-owned Aquatic Lands - State of Washington publication that addresses the complex subject of how the ownership of aquatic lands is determined and provides definitions of key terms used in describing aquatic lands.
Mooring Buoys in Washington State - State of Washington publication that defines the rules for obtaining permission to install a mooring buoy, names the agencies involved in the approval process and gives guidelines for the buoy installation.
Puget Sound Shorelines - Information about shorelines and aquatic wildlife plus tips about building and living on waterfront property.
Shoreline Restoration - This booklet shows some examples of environmental restoration on shorelines in Kitsap County and surrounding areas, along with information about how to accomplish such restoration.
Shoreline Stewardship Guidebook - Information to provide you with a greater understanding of the natural environment at the shoreline and tips for living in harmony with the Puget Sound or Hood Canal. Downloads a PDF File, so download time may be long.
Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control Using Vegetation: A Manual of Practice for Coastal Property Owners - Basic information about slope planting techniques to manage soil erosion and shallow seated land movements. Includes lists of recommended plants.
Surface Water and Groundwater on Coastal Bluffs - General information about the management of water on coastal slopes, including general criteria for evaluating site drainage and potential drainage control techniques.
Vegetation Management: A Guide for Puget Sound Bluff Property Owners - A companion to “Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control Using Vegetation,” this site focuses on the management of existing vegetation on waterfront banks.
Washington State Aerial Waterfront Photos - Washington State Department of Ecology aerial photos of marine shorelines to view and to purchase.
Washington State Marine Biotoxin Bulletin - Learn of closures of seafood harvesting due to contamination by naturally occurring biotoxins. One common biotoxin is often called red tide.
Washington Tide Tables - Tide tables for Washington State, with locally corrected tables for specific sites like Poulsbo, Seabeck and Port Ludlow.
Washington Waterfront Ownership Principles - This document is a brief overview of the principles affecting the ownership of waterfront property in Washington State, including definition of terms like meander line, and first and second class tidelands.
Wooden Boat Foundation - The Wooden Boat Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of traditional maritime skills, culture, and heritage through education.
Wooden Boat School - The Northwest School of Wooden Boat building's mission is to teach and preserve the skills and crafts associated with fine wooden boat building and other traditional maritime arts.
WSU Shorline Steward Website - Provides a wealth of knowledge about such topics as how to manage water runoff, reduce erosion and landslides, and safely prune trees for a view.
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