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Shoreline Master Programs

Napavine Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update  

Public Comment Requested - February 21, 2017 to March 24, 2017 at 5 p.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology seeks public comment on Napavine's proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

Napavine’s proposed shoreline program will guide construction and development along approximately 1.4 miles of the Newaukum River shoreline. The SMP will replace the existing shoreline program for the City that is now part of the Lewis County SMP. The proposed master program contains locally tailored shoreline management policies, regulations, environment designations, and administrative provisions as well as critical areas regulations to manage shoreline development throughout the City’s shoreline jurisdiction.

The shoreline program gives priority to conservation and enhancement of native shoreline vegetation and encourages habitat-friendly shoreline protection measures. The shoreline program establishes procedures to preserve and protect cultural and archaeological resources, prohibits overwater coverage by new docks and piers, and clarifies public access requirements.

Ecology will compare Napavine’s proposed program to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, Ecology will decide whether to:

  • Approve the program as is or with recommended changes, or
  • Send the proposed program back to Napavine with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.

Learn more: Citizen Guide to Shoreline Master Programs

Public comment period

Opens: February 21, 2017
Closes: March 24, 2017 at 5 p.m.


All interested parties are invited to provide comment during this public comment period. There are several ways to provide comments. You only need to submit your comments once.

Submit written comments and questions to:

Regional Planner: Betty Renkor
Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program
Mailing address: Washington Department of Ecology
PO Box 47600
Olympia, Washington 98504-7600
Street Address: 300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, Washington 98503
Email: betty.renkor@ecy.wa.gov
Direct line: 360-407-7469


Comments must be received no later than March 24, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Documents for public review and comment

Note: All documents are PDF

If you have troubles accessing documents, please contact Betty Renkor, Washington Department of Ecology.

Paper copies are available, by appointment, at the following locations:

Washington Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, Washington 98503
Staff contact: Donna Joblonski
Phone: 360-407-7058
Email: donna.joblonski@ecy.wa.gov

City of Napavine
Community Development Department
407 Birch Avenue SW
Napavine, Washington 98565
Staff contact: Cris Dodd, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 360-262-9344 ext. 223

Next steps: Response to public comment and decision

A summary of comments will be posted here a few weeks after the comment period closes. We will also post the City's response to comments and a notice of Ecology’s decision when they become available. Please check back.

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