Jim Johannessen, Owner and Principal Geologist at CGS, recently presented to over 250 attendees at the Restore America’s Estuaries National Living Shorelines Technology Transfer Workshop in Oakland, CA. The presentation, titled “Living Shorelines/Soft Shore Protection Design and Implementation in Puget Sound”, detailed the ins and outs of soft shore protection: what it means, how it interacts with the coastal environment, its ecological benefits and design methods, and how it has been successfully applied by CGS on dynamic coasts throughout Puget Sound region.
CGS completed beach concepts, designs, and construction planning for the new Waypoint Park beach in Bellingham, and is currently doing construction oversight as this new beach comes together. The beach involved the removal of a treated wood bulkhead, and is located on the former Georgia-Pacific pulp mill along downtown Bellingham’s waterfront. Check out the video below from the Bellingham Herald on the recent progress of the project! Visit the Bellingham Herald website to view more videos like this one about the progress of Waypoint Park, which is set to open in summer 2018.