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Eagle Landing Park has been designated as a Marine Reserve in order to improve the habitat for wildlife and restore the natural ecology.  This means that visitors to the park should not take shells, driftwood, or any plant or animal away from the beach.  Simply put: take only pictures, leave only footprints.  This will make it a more enjoyable experience for all visitors.  The full text of the resolution adopted by the City Council is given below.

Also, if you want to learn how to explore the beach while protecting critters, Ask a Beach Naturalist this summer.

 

CITY OF BURIEN, WASHINGTON
RESOLUTION NO. 217
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BURIEN DESIGNATING PUGET SOUND PARKS AS MARINE RESERVES.
WHEREAS, there is a need to provide enhanced protection for certain sensitive inter-tidal and marine areas within Burien park boundaries to safeguard their fragile ecosystems, and
WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to establish Marine Reserves to educate the public regarding the importance of protecting Burien’s sensitive shoreline habitat, and
WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to exercise its authority within the City’s Code to restrict the taking of shellfish in Marine Reserves, and
WHEREAS, the City Code already prohibits the taking or damaging of any park property alive or dead from any City park.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BURIEN, WASHINGTON, DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Marine Reserve Designation Declared. Seahurst Park and Eagle Landing Park are hereby designated as Marine Reserves. For purposes of this Resolution, the term “Marine Reserves” shall operate to prohibit the taking or intentional damaging of shells, rocks, plants, driftwood, shellfish, or animals dead or alive from the beaches within the Parks identified above. This Marine Reserve designation shall allow and encourage the protection of fragile marine ecosystems and the education of the public regarding proper beach uses.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BURIEN, WASHINGTON, AT A REGULAR MEETING THEREOF THIS 6TH DAY OF JUNE, 2005.
CITY OF BURIEN
/s/ Noel Gibb, Mayor
ATTEST/AUTHENTICATED:
/s/ Janice Roegner, City Clerk
Approved as to form:
/s/ Lisa Marshall, City Attorney
Filed with the City Clerk: May 11, 2005
Passed by the City Council: June 6, 2005
Resolution No. 215

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