Creosote Report by Anna Bachmann
Des Moines, WA
"Was reported to Puget Soundkeeper and we submitted a report to Ecology and on MyCoast marine debris."
Type: Creosote debris
Photo from: Water
Piling length: 5-10'
Number of pilings: 20
Debris source: Just reported this as marine debris but this is more properly reported here. We received a report from Sarah Polda, a local citizen, saying: "The City of Des Moines, WA is replacing the seawall at their marina. The contractors they hired put a floating boom in the water around the construction site. Phase 1 was demolition of the old seawall. The contactors did not collect all of the creosote soaked timbers off the beach. The boom did nothing; these timbers sink to the sea floor. My husband and I have been goi ng to the area at low tide to remove as much of the creosote soaked timbers as possible. Some are too heavy for us. We have cleaned up a lot of it; an unknown amount is buried in the sand. As they continue removal of seawall, it will fall in areas we cannot access. The removal of seawall will soon continue through the marina and all the way down to Anthony's Home Port. We will not have access to the creosote-soaked timbers there; it is inaccessible."
Ownership: City of Des Moines
07/05/2022 | 7:51 pm
3 hours 5 minutes before high tide
Des Moines, East Passage (0.2 miles away)
High Tide (Predicted): 10:56 pm, 12'
Wind Speed: 4.8 MPH
Wind Direction: NW (311°)
Rainfall (Calendar Day): 0.01"
Rainfall (Past 24 Hours): 0"