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



Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mason County Shoreline Master Program Upate Meeting May 5

Mason County's Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) will hold a meeting May 5 at 6PM to continue development of the County's Shoreline Master Program (SMP) update. The public is welcome to attend and provide comments. The meeting will be held at Shelton in Mason County Building 1, 411 N 5th Street.

The agenda for the Monday evening meeting is located here: Agenda
(Grading, fill, excavation and dredging are among the regulations to be discussed)

Changes to the current SMP may be viewed here: SMP Update
(Changes to aquaculture begin on page 55)

Current members include:
Bill Dewey - Taylor Shellfish
Vicki Wilson - Arcadia Point Seafood
Rob Drexler - Windermere Real Estate
Tim Duffy - (recently appointed)
Ken VanBuskirk - US Forest Service (retired)
Kristy Buck - John L. Scott Real Estate

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