Our mission is to protect the habitat of Puget Sound tidelands from the underregulated expansion of new and intensive shellfish aquaculture methods. These methods were never anticipated when the Shoreline Management Act was passed. They are transforming the natural tideland ecosystems in Puget Sound and are resulting in a fractured shoreline habitat. In South Puget Sound much of this has been done with few if any meaningful shoreline permits and with limited public input. It is exactly what the Shoreline Management Act was intended to prevent.

Get involved and contact your elected officials to let them you do not support aquaculture's industrial transformation of Puget Sound's tidelands.

Governor Inslee:
http://www.governor.wa.gov/contact/contact/send-gov-inslee-e-message
Legislative and Congressional contacts:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

Additional information
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProtectOurShoreline



Saturday, January 19, 2013

Mason County Shoreline Master Program Update Hearings Scheduled

Mason County has published a "Public Notice" and the Shelton-Mason County Journal has written on two important upcoming workshops on the County's Shoreline Master Program Draft Policies and Regulations. They will be held:

January 28, 6PM at 411 North 5th Street, Shelton

February 11, 6PM at 411 North 5th Street, Shelton (aquaculture will be discussed at the this meeting)

To view differences between the existing "Policies" and "Regulations" and those proposed, click on either of the two links here:
[click here for "red line" Policies]
[click here for "red line" Regulations]

Also available is an interactive map of Mason County to find such things as how waterfront areas are defined (e.g., nature; conservancy; etc.), where beach front armoring (i.e., bulkheading) is located, or public beach front access is found. (Despite a wealth of current information available, not found are where current shellfish operations are located.) [click here for interactive map]

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