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Mason County Shore Stewards

Program Contact: Kendall Carman Master Gardener/Small Farms Coordinator
(360) 427-9670 Ext. 682 •
Creating healthier shores for wildlife and people

Shore-Stewards-LOGOShore Stewards are waterfront and stream-side property owners who share ideas, information and resources to enrich the beauty and abundance of our shoreline properties. By understanding and applying a few habitat-friendly concepts we are creating healthier waters and shores for birds, fish and wildlife.

Mason County is home to more than more than 600 Shore Stewards. Our members include homeowners and renters, farmers and forest owners, parks, and businesses that own land along shores and streams. Stewards voluntarily apply 10 habitat-friendly guidelines to care for our beaches, bluffs, gardens and homes. In turn, Shore Stewards are provided with a metal sign depicting the organization’s logo (above) to display on their property as a sign of their commitment. Members also receive the monthly electronic newsletter as well as notice about upcoming workshops.

Shore Stewards love our beautiful shores and waterways, and understand as owners and users we are the stewards who will care for these unique environments so that we may pass them along to the next generation in even better condition.

All those who live along streams, who own or rent shoreline property, or who live in communities with shared beach access in Clallam, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties are invited to join Shore Stewards.

The cover for Shore Stewards Guide for Shoreline LivingShore Stewards Guide for Shoreline Living – The Guide for Shoreline Living Booklet offers 10 practical “clean water choices” you can make in your everyday life to positively impact and maintain water quality in Mason County. Please note that this large PDF file is available as a booklet. For more information on receiving a copy of the booklet contact

Looking for past issues of Shore Stewards newsletter? Access the archives here.