Maury Island Aquatic Reserve

Maury Island Aquatic Reserve provides foraging grounds, spawning grounds, and resting grounds for multitudes of fish, marine invertebrates and mammals, and migrating and nesting birds. Surrounded by a mix of moderately developed and natural shorelines, this Reserve faces the unique challenge of preserving the productive and diverse habitats while still supporting the use of the area for traditional recreation.

Maury Island

Maury Island Aquatic Reserve provides foraging grounds, spawning grounds, and resting grounds for multitudes of fish, marine invertebrates and mammals, and migrating and nesting birds. Surrounded by a mix of moderately developed and natural shorelines, this Reserve faces the unique challenge of preserving the productive and diverse habitats while still supporting the use of the area for traditional recreation.

The Maury Island Aquatic Reserve is a highly diverse, productive, and unique ecosystem that encompasses all of Vashon Island’s Quartermaster Harbor in King County. It encompasses approximately 5,530 acres of state-owned land and is adjacent to several miles of shoreline. The Reserve’s boundary includes all of Quartermaster Harbor and stretches outside of the harbor from Neill Point to the shores between Point Robinson and Luana Beach. The Reserve boundary extends out to a depth of 70 feet or one-half mile – whichever is farther.

The Maury Island 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 email us at info@vashonnaturecenter.org or contact us here.

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