The Washington coast is unlike any other in the world. Our shorelines are beautiful, rich in marine life, and perfect for beach combing, surfing, fishing, clamming and, of course, relaxing! The livelihood of Washington’s coastal communities is deeply connected to the ocean, yet stressors such as sea level rise, ocean acidification, and overfishing threaten its stability. The Nature Conservancy restores marine waters to health by conserving marine habitats, promoting sustainable fishing practices, and helping coastal communities stay resilient in the face of climate change.