Guemes Channel Public Shoreline Trail, Anacortes, WA

August 2009
April 2012

Project Description

  • Public trail located in Anacortes, WA designed to include the following:
  • Coordination with the City of Anacortes & WDFW
  • Constructed on top of an existing railroad bed
  • Approximately 2,100 feet east from Edwards Way along the shoreline
  • Planter areas with native trees & shrubs
  • Proposed future connections:
  • Marches Point to WA Park
  • WA State Ferry terminal to downtown


  • Removal of:
  • approximately 708 treated railroad ties
  • approximately 3,629 angular rocks from the nearshore habitat which had migrated from the railroad grade to the beach
  • invasive species encroaching the shoreline from nearby developments including Himalayan blackberry, English ivy, poison hemlock, & Scotch broom
  • debris associated with a homeless camp & non authorized public trail use
  • Replanting 108 native trees & 1,610 native shrubs augmented with local native seeds collected by ATSI
  • Shoreline access