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Winlock Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update  

On March 13, 2017, the Department of Ecology provided Winlock with required and recommended changes to the city’s proposed comprehensive update of their Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

The changes are based on Ecology’s review of whether or not the proposed update complies with state laws and rules, and a public comment period held November 4 to December 5, 2016.

Ecology used mail and email to notify interested parties of the public comment period. Ecology also issued a blog to encourage additional public participation and comment. No comments were received on the update.

The comprehensive update will revise the existing shoreline program, including the goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures and definitions. The required and recommended changes have been sent to the city for their review and response. The city may agree to these changes or offer alternative language. Final Ecology approval will occur when the city and Ecology agree on language that meets state requirements.

Winlock’s shoreline program has not been amended since the city starting implementing the Lewis County Shoreline Master Program in 1977. Shorelines in Winlock include almost three miles of King and Olequa Creeks. This comprehensive update of the shoreline program will promote protection and restoration of the riparian habitat and recognize the city's historic land use pattern.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF

If you have trouble accessing documents, please contact Sarah Cassal, Washington Department of Ecology.

Staff Contact

Washington Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, Washington 98503
Staff contact: Sarah Cassal, Regional Planner
Phone: 360-407-7459

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