Wyman’s Habitat Mitigation Site
The Wyman's project involved demolishing an abandoned marina building and excavating 13,500 CY of soil and bedrock to transform the dilapidated old building into a coastal wetland habitat for marine life. A challenge of the Wyman's project was the breaking and excavation of over 3,000 tons of unpredictable bedrock encountered throughout the site. Following excavation, a rock retaining wall was constructed and 3,500 tons of imported habitat fill were placed. To prevent tidal inundation of the job site, a berm was left in place to protect the landward segment of the site from high tides until the entire site was prepared for exposure to the water. The portions of work below the berm and berm removal had to be accomplished at low tide, which was completed through several nights of tidal work by Strider crews. Marine and land demolition and construction activities were conducted with utmost care for the protection of Guemes Channel. Water quality in the channel was diligently monitored for the duration of the project to ensure that the work was having no negative impacts on the coastal environment.