Department of Ecology News Release - May 12, 2014

Bonney Lake proposes updated shoreline program
People can comment on plan to protect shorelines, views and recreational uses through June 9

OLYMPIA – The Department of Ecology is inviting people to comment on Bonney Lake’s proposed updates to its shoreline master program that will guide construction and development along Lake Tapps and Fennel Creek shorelines within the city of Bonney Lake.

The program is locally crafted and designed to reflect local needs, and emphasizes priorities like views and continued residential and recreational use in addition to the lake’s water quality and value into the future.

The comment period runs through June 9, 2014.

Bonney Lake’s proposed updated master program: 

The proposed program and related documents can be reviewed online at:

Documents also are available for review in-person at:

Here’s how to submit comments:

All of Washington’s cities and counties with regulated shorelines must update their programs by December 2014. They are following regulations adopted by Ecology in 2003. The regulations resulted from a negotiated settlement among 58 different parties including business interests, ports, environmental groups, shoreline user groups, cities and counties, Ecology and the courts.



Linda Kent, Ecology communications, 360-791-9830, @ecySW