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Marine Protected Areas within Puget Sound

South 239th Street Park Conservation Area

WAC 220-16-710: "'South 239th Street Park Conservation Area'" is defined as those tidelands owned by the City of Des Moines at South 239th Street Park, and the water column above these tidelands." Effective since 5/1/1998.


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A view of the fenced entrance to the park, facing west.

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The view of the park from the stairs to the beach, facing west.
Recreational Restrictions / Openings
Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Trout Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  
 
Commercial Restrictions / Openings
Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

 

Geographic Statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 0.20 0.08
Subtidal None None
Total 0.20 0.08

 

Prominent and unique features

This site includes only the intertidal area. The substrate is predominantly fine. The site was closed at the request of the City of Des Moines, which owns the intertidal area at the street end and has designated it a park.

Description of fish, bird, and mammal resources at the site

The site has not been formally surveyed for organisms but anticipated organisms include intertidal bivalves, encrusting organisms, sea stars.

Programs in place to manage the site

Onsite management is performed by the City of Des Moines.

Issues of concern

The site does not have an active volunteer or scientific program.

Performance measures

None at present.