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.
City of Elma’s shoreline planThe City of Elma’s new shoreline plan establishes vegetative buffers to accommodate existing development, reflects the city’s underlying zoning and references a restoration plan that identifies potential future projects. Read the proposed SMP and several background documents here.
Paper copies of the proposal are available by contacting the City of Elma or Ecology Regional Planner Kim Van Zwalenburg at the address below.
All comments should be sent to Kim Van Zwalenburg. There are three ways to do it:
By email: Kim.VanZwalenburg@ecy.wa.gov
By mail: Southwest Regional Office
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
In person: 300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, WA 98503
The public can also call 360-407-6520 to comment and ask questions.
Ecology must receive comments no later than 5 p.m. on September 8, 2016.
Comment summaries and the city’s response will be posted to the City of Elma Shoreline Master Program page on Ecology’s website.