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Cashmere Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update

On June 19, 2014, the Department of Ecology approved City of Cashmere Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive update. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of the City of Cashmere’s shoreline program is July 3, 2014, 14 days after Ecology provided notice to the city that their shoreline program was approved.

The comprehensive update revises the existing shoreline program, including the goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures and definitions. Cashmere’s current shoreline program has not been updated since the city began implementing Chelan County’s Shoreline Master Program in 1979. This approval puts the final stamp on a significant effort that increases protection and restoration of habitat and water quality, provides more certainty for development, and improves public access and recreational opportunities.

On April 15, 2014, the Department of Ecology provided Cashmere with required and recommended changes to the city’s proposed comprehensive update of their Shoreline Master Program (SMP).
The changes are based on Ecology’s review of whether or not the proposed update complies with state laws and rules, and a public comment period held September 23 – October 23, 2013.

Ecology used mail notify interested parties of the public comment period. Ecology also issued a news release to encourage additional public participation and comment. We received one comment letter from The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. The letter was a statement that the Colville Confederated Tribes has no comments at this time, and wants to be kept informed during the remainder of the update process. On October 28, 2013, Ecology sent a summary of comments to the city for their response. The public comments and city’s response have been incorporated into Attachment A: Findings and Conclusions (below).

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF.

Locally approved shoreline master program

Background documents

Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting Lennard Jordan, Washington State Department of Ecology (see Staff contact, below).


  • Per RCW 90.58.190(2) and RCW 36.70A.290, an interested party may file an appeal with the Growth Management Hearings Board within 60 days of the publication date of Ecology’s written notice of final action.
  • Ecology plans to publish the notice of final action in the Cashmere Valley Record legal ads on July 2, 2014.

Staff contact

Lennard Jordan
Washington State Department of Ecology
Central Regional Office
1250 West Alder Street
Union Gap, Washington 98903-009
(509) 457-7125

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