|Shoreline Master Programs help us plan to use our shorelines responsibly.|
What's a Shoreline Master Program?Shoreline Master Programs are local plans developed by cities and counties to manage shoreline use. These local programs protect natural resources for future generations, provide for public access to public waters and shores, and plan for shoreline uses and development.
Public comment period:
March 15 to April 29
Last year, Pierce County locally approved its shoreline plan for managing more than 700 miles of county shoreline, including all waters along Puget Sound, numerous lakes and rivers, and associated wetlands within the county. They then submitted their plan to Ecology for review and approval.
Join the open houseLearn more and comment in person at tomorrow's open house:
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Open house starts at 5 p.m.
Public hearing starts at 6:30 p.m.
Pacific Lutheran University
Chris Knutzen Hall
12598 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington 98447
Your input will help us as we decide to either approve the county's Shoreline Master Program as it is written, or request changes before it can be approved.
Learn more, review the draft plan and submit your comments online at http://bit.ly/PierceSMP.
Updating the county’s shoreline plan
The new plan will advance shoreline habitat protection while guiding county planning for new development and public access.
Learn about shoreline planning on our Shoreline Master Program webpage.