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Shoreline Master Program Update

Spring 2009 Public Workshops

At regional workshops held in March 2009, Thurston County turned to citizens for help in crafting policies for eight required elements for the Shoreline Master Program update.

March 2009 Public Workshop Minutes

Deschutes, Nisqually, S. & E. freshwater bodies
Wednesday 03/04/2009, Yelm Community Schools District Office
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Nisqually, Henderson & Budd Inlets
Tuesday 03/10/2009, Lacey Community Center
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Totten & Eld Inlets
Wednesday 03/11/2009, Griffin Fire Hall
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Black River, Summit Lake and W. freshwater bodies
Thursday 03/12/2009, Black Lake Fire Department Station 95
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Additional Focus Group Meetings held in March 2009

The county identified a growing issue regarding aquaculture interest and shoreline resident stakeholders. To provide an atmosphere where the different constituencies could present their views, the county established three separate facilitated meetings for shoreline resident stakeholders and aquaculture representatives. Comments from both groups suggest these meetings were useful and provided a forum to effectively communicate with the County.

Please click on the meeting titles below to see meeting minutes.

Shoreline Resident Stakeholders Focus Group 
Monday 03/02/09, Timberland Library
* Meeting ran out of time before brainstorming mitigation measures could occur. Second meeting scheduled specifically to focus on creating a list of mitigation measures.

Aquaculture Growers Focus Group
Thursday 03/12/09, McLane Fire Dept

Shoreline Resident Stakeholders Focus Group
Wednesday 03/18/09, McLane Fire Dept
* Meeting specifically to brainstorm mitigation measures.

Future Public Meetings

Thurston County plans to hold the next SMP update public meetings in early 2010 to take comments on the draft environment designations, draft policies and regulations, draft cumulative impact report, and draft restoration plan. To receive meeting notices by e-mail, please see "Contact Us" below

To read the General Policy Goals of the Act and Guidelines for Shorelines of the State, see WAC 173-26-171.

  • Click here to view the current Shoreline Master Program dated 1990.
  • Click here to learn about the first series of workshops held in 2008.

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