Understanding our marine ecosystems
The Bainbridge Beach Naturalists partner with island organizations to assist with beach monitoring for a variety of purposes. Beach monitoring provides a baseline profile of the elevation, substrate and beach composition, as well as the presence and density of species on the beach. The beach monitoring is conducted on an annual basis, and over time it is possible to observe changes in the nearshore environment.
Bainbridge Beach Naturalists work with the Bainbridge Island Land Trust on a property on which extensive shoreline reparation has been accomplished. We have worked with the city of Bainbridge Island to create a baseline of eelgrass density in an area which is now subject to beach stabilization measures.