Washington State Department of Ecology - November 1, 2013
The proposed updated shoreline program will guide construction and development in the town’s two miles of marine shorelines on the Swinomish Channel. It combines local plans for future development and preservation with new development ordinances and related permitting requirements.
La Conner’s locally tailored shoreline program is designed to help minimize environmental damage to shoreline areas, reserve appropriate areas for water-oriented uses, and protect access to public land and waters.
Under Washington’s 1972 voter-approved Shoreline Management Act, Ecology must review and approve La Conner’s proposed shoreline program before it takes effect. More than 200 local governments statewide are in the process of, or soon will be updating or developing, their shoreline programs.
Ecology will accept public comment on La Conner’s proposed shoreline program through Dec. 16, 2013. Comments and questions should be addressed to Bob Fritzen, Department of Ecology, 1440 10th St., Suite 102, Bellingham WA 98225, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 360-715-5207.
La Conner’s proposed shoreline program and related documents can be reviewed at:
Once approved by Ecology, La Conner’s shoreline program will become part of the overall state shoreline master program.
La Conner’s proposed updated master program:
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Larry Altose, Ecology media relations, 425-649-7009, email@example.com
Bob Fritzen, Ecology shorelines planner, 360-715-5207, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Doyle, La Conner Planning Director, 360-466-3125, email@example.com
For more information:
More about shoreline master programs (www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/shorelines/smp/index.html)
Our Living Shorelines web portal (www.ecy.wa.gov/livingshorelines/index.html)
Ecology’s social media (www.ecy.wa.gov/about/newmedia.html)
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