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July 15, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Possession Point State Park on Whidbey Island to close for repairs

The state Parks and Recreation Commission will close Possession Point State Park on Whidbey Island beginning Monday, July 18 to replace the seawall.

The project will include removing the plank bulkhead and replacing it with a buried rock trench to allow better long-shore transport of beach materials for improved salmon habitat.

Work is expected to take 60 to 90 days for completion. The project will cost approximately $400,000 and is funded by a FEMA Disaster Assistance Grant.

Possession Point State Park is a marine park located on the southern tip of Whidbey Island, and is part of the Cascadia Marine Trail.

The park is open to those arriving by wind- or human-powered watercraft only and is popular with scuba divers. There is one water trail campsite available first come, first served, at the north end of the park.

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