Public Access is Closed to Most County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Thurston County has moved to an essential services model, in effect
through Monday, May 4, 2020. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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Shoreline Code Update - Regulatory Group

The County assembled contributors from multiple disciplines to act as a regulatory advisory group. They review drafts of technical chapters and data for the proposed shoreline code update (also called the Shoreline Master Program). They provide guidance on:

  • Developing the shoreline inventory.
  • Characterizing the ecosystem-wide processes and shoreline functions.
  • Establishing the scientific information record.
  • Developing a restoration plan.
  • Determining shoreline environment designations.