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The Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program helps communities manage shorelands and wetlands. Our primary focus is on state and local responsibilities for administering Washington state and federally-delegated laws.

COASTAL AND SHORELINE MANAGEMENT

Aquaculture | Coastal Zone Management | Green Shorelines | Marine Spatial Planning | Ocean Resources | Shoreline Management | Shoreline Master Programs | SW Washington Coastal Erosion Study | Watershed Planning

FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT

Includes information on technical assistance, flooding in Washington State, planning and grants, mapping assistance, and contacts for Ecology's flood plain management team.

REGULATORY ASSISTANCE

Environmental Permitting Services | Federal Permitting | Joint Aquatic Resource Permits Application (JARPA) | State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) | Transportation Liaison Team

WASHINGTON CONSERVATION CORPS

WCC crews provide services to protect and enhance Washington’s most valuable natural resources.  Job opportunities are available for young adults age 18-25.

WETLANDS

Includes information on wetlands regulations and permits, education, mitigation and other on-going projects.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Citizens Guide to Shorelines Master Programs | Coastal Training Program | Green Shorelines | Padilla Bay Reserve | Property Owner Guides | Teacher Resources

GRANTS

Coastal Protection Fund - Terry Husseman Account | Flood Control Assistance Account Program (FCAAP) | Floodplain Management and Control 2013 Competitive Grants Program | National Estuary Program (NEP) Watershed Protection and Restoration Grants | Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Grants | Watershed Plan Development and Implementation Grants

PUBLICATIONS

Publication Index | Shoreline Management | Wetlands

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PERMIT ASSISTANCE

for citizens, businesses, and project applicants.

Updated Version!
Interactive mapping
for Washington's coast

Explore, enjoy our Puget Sound shorelines


Protect Yourself and your Property


Learn about Washington's Outer Coast