Nov. 30 is your last day to speak up!
|A view of the Cathlamet shoreline looking upriver from the Broadway Dock. In the background is the |
Julia Butler Hansen Bridge, which opened in 1939.
|A view of the Columbia River from Birnie Creek.|
|From the Broadway Dock, a view down the Columbia River.|
The Shoreline Master Program hasn’t been modernized in more than 40 years and includes updated goals, policies, regulations, environment designations, and administrative provisions that are locally tailored to reflect current conditions and
community vision for future shoreline use
The updated master program prioritizes water-oriented uses, habitat protection, public access, and ecological restoration and allows for legal existing uses and structures to continue.
The public has until 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, to comment. The Department of Ecology will then study the proposed program and compare it to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, we will decide whether to approve the program as is, approve it with recommended changes, or send it back to Cathlamet with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.
There are three ways to comment and ask questions by contacting the Ecology Shoreline Planner:
Write: Washington Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office – SEA Program
Attn: Michelle McConnell
PO Box 47775
Olympia , WA 98504-7775
Paper copies are available for viewing, by appointment, at the following locations:
Washington State Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, Washington 98503
Staff contact: Michelle McConnell
Cathlamet Town Hall
375 2nd Street
Cathlamet, Washington 98612
Staff contact: Kerrie McNally, Clerk