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  • 1. What is the cumulative impactof shoreline development and restoration projects on Bainbridge Island?
  • 2. In the last 13 years,68 shoreline modification permits were issued.
  • 3. 1,690 linear feet of new rock bulkhead was installed. rock bulkhead = hard armoring
  • 4. That’s 0.6% of the island’s53 miles of shoreline, or roughly1/16 of an inch of new bulkhead for every foot of shoreline.
  • 5. 1,690 feet in 13 yearsequals 130 feet per year It’s old math, but it still works.
  • 6. At 130 feet per year, it wouldtake 1,076 years to modify the remaining 50 percent of our shoreline...
  • 7. if property owners felt itwas necessary, and if it were lawful to do so.
  • 8. But wait just a doggone minute!
  • 9. The permits grantedfrom 1997-2010 include restoration projects.
  • 10. When completed, they will result in a 750 foot net reduction of hard shoreline armoring. 2,440 ft removed - 1,690 ft installed = 750 foot reduction That’s 57.7 feet per year.
  • 11. At that rate, the entire 53 miles of shoreline would be freeof hard armoring in 4,850 years!
  • 12. OK, that’s unlikely...
  • 13. but it shows that restorationprojects will keep the island from being completely armored.
  • 14. And that’s a good thing, right?
  • 15. Dept. of Ecology staffers andlocal planners tell us it’s a good thing, so it must be.
  • 16. Want to know more? Google us!Bainbridge Shoreline Homeowners