RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Granite Falls Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update
On April 24, 2013, the Washington State Department of Ecology approved the City of Granite Falls' Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as submitted. This approval puts the final stamp on a significant effort that increases protection and restoration of habitat and water quality, and provides clarity on the type of future development that will occur within the City’s shoreline areas.
The comprehensive update revises the existing shoreline program, including the goals policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures. Granite Falls' shoreline program will guide construction and development along 5,210 feet of shoreline of the Pilchuck and South Fork of the Stillaguamish Rivers, and associated wetland and floodplains of the Pilchuck River. The locally tailored program combines local plans for future development and preservation with new development ordinances and related permitting requirements.
Ecology solicited public comment on the proposed program update from March 13 through April 12, 2013. Ecology notified interested parties by mail and email. No public comments were received.
Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of Granite Falls’ shoreline program is May 8, 2013, 14 days after Ecology provided notice to the City that their shoreline program was approved.
Documents related to approval
Note: All documents are PDF
Locally adopted shoreline program
Paper copies of the above documents are available by contact Anthony Boscolo, (see below) Washington State Department of Ecology.
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