GRP: San Juan Islands and North Puget Sound
Strategy Area: Point Whitehorn (inside Birch Bay) WHA0146
Strategy Number: NPS-11
Checked By: Lummi Nation and MSRC
Date: 7/27/2009
Type: Field Test
Latitude: 48.784167
Longitude: -122.701944
Location: NPS-11 is a collection strategy off of the Sandy Point Peninsula into Georgia Strait of the Lummi Indian Reservation.
Response Strategy: Boom was deployed as both a collection and deflection strategy. It was first anchored to the shore in front of 4301 Sucia Drive and then anchored in a straight line to the south near the entrance channel to the Sandy Point marina. It was then reposition
Feet/Type of Boom: 1000 feet of Elastec/American Marine Special Simplex Boom with 8” float diameter, 12” skirt, 22 oz/ sq.yd PVC fabric, and universal connectors.
Strategy Implementation: The boom trailer was backed up to the beach at the access point at the end of South Beach Way on Sandy Point between 4805 and 4799 Sucia Drive. The two Lummi Nation boats were launched at Gooseberry Point and the MSRC Grebe came up from Squalicum Harbor.
Staging Area: Gear was collected at the tribal center and boom was deployed and collected from the trailer at the beach access site at the end of South Beach Way between 4805 and 4799 Sucia Drive.
Site Access: Site access to the shore anchor point was across private property at 4301 Sucia Drive. Permission of the homeowner was sought before the drill to access the beach across private property. Permission of the Lummi Nation is required to access the tribal t
Resources Requiring Protection: As either a collection or deflection strategy, this GRP aims to prevent oil from entering Lummi Bay. Lummi Bay is very shallow making hard to deploy and tend boom and the bay holds the Lummi Nation's Seaponds Aquaculture dike.
Comments: Vac truck access at 4301 would have to be along the side of the house and would likely be difficult. There may be better vac truck access further to the south and closer to the entrance channel.