County planning board starts shoreline review


September 22, 2022

Wahkiakum County is conducting a Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Periodic Review as a related but separate effort to the recent Comprehensive Update (nearly complete). This periodic review will consider the April 2022 Draft SMP that is currently pending state review and final approval.

Where the comprehensive update was a complete overhaul and rewrite, the periodic review is focused on specific issues of consistency as well as any new local considerations; both are required by the Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58.080).

The public is invited to attend the next Wahkiakum County Planning Commission meeting 6 p.m. today (Thursday). This will be a public open house to introduce the project, participation plan, webpage, and kick-off the community survey. This briefing prepares for the October meeting that will focus on Project Scoping, Survey Results, and Initial Draft Periodic Review Checklist to determine if/what further Draft SMP revisions are needed.

Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, however participants may use face masks, social distancing. etc.

The public is invited to attend in person or via Zoom:

--In person: 3rd floor Public Meeting Room, Wahkiakum County Courthouse, 64 Main Street Cathlamet.

--Join via Zoom:; Meeting ID: 288 938 885; Password: 4E6qge; and by phone: 1 253 215 8782; 1 669 900 6833; or 1 346 248 7799, meeting ID: 288 938 885, password: 546054..

To see the project webpage: more information.


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