Cherry point Aquatic Reserve

Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve is a rich, diverse and dynamic stretch of shoreline. Near natural beaches lie below active bluffs, eelgrass beds form meadows over soft seafloors, and kelp beds float off cobble and boulder-covered beaches. These nutrient-rich habitats provide diverse food and dwellings in abundance for birds, fish, and marine invertebrates and marine mammals as they live in and migrate through the area.

Cherry Point

Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve is a rich, diverse and dynamic stretch of shoreline. Near natural beaches lie below active bluffs, eelgrass beds form meadows over soft seafloors, and kelp beds float off cobble and boulder-covered beaches. These nutrient-rich habitats provide diverse food and dwellings in abundance for birds, fish, and marine invertebrates and marine mammals as they live in and migrate through the area.

The Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve is a unique aquatic ecosystem located in the Strait of Georgia in northern Puget Sound on the western shores of Whatcom County, Washington. To the north lies the southern edge of Birch Bay State Park and to the south is the northern boundary of the Lummi Indian Nation Reservation. The Reserve encompasses 227 acres of state-owned land. There are two publically accessible beaches – Birch Bay State Park and Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve, a county park – and a public road – Gulf Road – that looks over the Reserve.

The Cherry Point Citizen Stewardship Committee formed to increase public awareness and enjoyment of the Aquatic Reserve and assist DNR’s Aquatic Reserve Program to successfully implement the Reserve’s management plan. The Committee conducts scientific monitoring projects, performs education and outreach activities, and keeps an eye out for actions in and around the reserve that may impact the ecosystem.

The Cherry Point Citizen Stewardship Committee has many opportunities for volunteer involvement and wants YOU to get involved. For more information about volunteering or any of the opportunities below contact us.

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