Forage Fish Survey Sites
1. Cornet Bay
Surf smelt eggs were found for the first time at Cornet Bay! Restoration work at Cornet Bay has included creosote bulkhead removal, fill removal, beach regrading, and re-establishing native vegetation. In September 2016, eggs were found at the natural beach sample site just adjacent to where restoration work has been completed. In August 2017, eggs were found within the restored area, where a bulkhead had been removed and the beach regraded to a natural condition.
2. Hoypus Point
Is a site that has a planned restoration. A dilapidated 350 linear foot bulkhead lines the shoreline as of 2021. The bulkhead is comprised of large rock and concrete debris and is backfilled with what appears to be native beach sediments. The bulkhead and fill are proposed for removal to restore the shoreline to more natural conditions and gradients.
3. Maple Grove
This site is a popular public fishing site for surf smelt. Surf smelt eggs have been observed May through October for multiple years.
4. Hidden Beach
There is a proposed restoration project to remove shoreline armor and debris over 750 linear feet of shoreline to improve intertidal and backshore beach habitat.
5. Sunlight Shores
Removal of shoreline armor to improve 350 linear feet of shoreline and 0.25 acres of nearshore habitat in 2019.
6. Seahorse Siesta
This site had a barge and bulkhead removed in the fall 2020-winter 2021.
This site is at the mouth of Glendale Creek, which is a salmon-bearing stream. The MRC has been monitoring here since January 2017, and has not documented spawn presence to date.