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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 2, 2009
Cynthia Wilson, Senior Planner, (360) 786-5475

Hearings to be Held on County Shorelines Planning

OLYMPIA – A series of public hearings this month, will allow Thurston County citizens to help craft policies for eight required elements for a state-mandated update of the county's Shoreline Master Program. The eight elements include-

  • Economic Development, the utilization of shorelines for economically productive uses that are particularly dependent on shoreline location or use
  • Public Access
  • Recreation
  • Circulation, including public transportation and other public utilities and facilities
  • Usage, including housing, business, industry, transportation, agriculture, natural resources, recreation, education and public buildings and grounds
  • Conservation, protection and restoration of the ecological functions of shoreline natural resources
  • Historic, cultural, scientific, and educational values
  • Flood damage prevention and mitigation

Four public meetings are scheduled in March from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to hear citizens' views and concerns regarding the eight elements of the Shoreline Master Program. 

Wednesday 03/04/2009
Yelm Community Schools District Office
107 First St N
Yelm, WA 

Tuesday 03/10/2009
Lacey Community Center
Woodland Creek Community Park
6729 Pacific Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503  

Wednesday 03/11/2009
Griffin Fire Hall
3707 Steamboat Loop Rd NW
Olympia , WA   98502

Thursday 03/12/2009
Black Lake Fire Department Station 95
5911 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia WA  98512

For more information, please contact-
Cynthia Wilson , Senior Planner
Phone: (360) 786-5475
E-mail: wilsonc@co.thurston.wa.us

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3