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/

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Nov. 12, 13, 14: Shorelines Hearings Board to Hear Appeal of Detienne Subtidal Geoduck Farm Permit

Date:  November 12, 13 and 14
Time:  9AM to 5PM
What: Appeal of Pierce County's issuance of a permit to Chelsea Farms and Mr. Detienne for the first commercial subtidal geoduck farm. Case #: 13-016c
Location:  1111 Israel Road SW, Suite 301
                 Tumwater, WA
 
From Friends of Burley Lagoon:
 
This week, the Shorelines Hearings Board accepts testimony from citizens opposed to Pierce County';s conditional approval  for Darrell DeTienne and Chelsea Farms'  5 acre geoduck farm around the corner on Henderson Bay at Wauna.  The Hearings begin at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm.  Some of our neighbors will testify on Wednesday morning but we ask anyone who can go Tues. Wed., etc to appear as audience support for the Coalition...look for people wearing "Seahugger" T-Shirts.
 
 Burley Lagoon residents have a stake in the outcome of the hearing; some will testify about the potential danger to uses of the Lagoon, salmon runs and wildlife generally.  Photos will show the disaster that occurred when the previous Wauna geoduck farm (Washington Shellfish) was shut down and tides filled the Lagoon sediments with plastic tubes and other major debris. In addition to the impact on eelgrass beds at the Wauna site, these proposals do not exist in isolation from other areas, especially when annual King tides come with a destructive force that makes containment of "farms" highly questionable.
 
Directions: I-5 South --Exit #101 Tumwater Blvd.
                  At stop light, turn left onto Tumwater Blvd.
                  At first stop light, turn left onto Linderson Way.
                  At first stop light turn left onto Israel Rd.
                  At first left into parking lot.
 
Background photos:
 
Heather
253-857-4376

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