Whatcom County is beginning the process of updating the County’s Shoreline Management Program (SMP). The County uses the SMP to regulate activities along our shorelines. The State of Washington requires Whatcom County to periodically update their SMP. The review ensures the SMP stays current with changes in laws and rules, remains consistent with other County plans and regulations, and is responsive to changed circumstances, new information and improved data. Typically, periodic updates involve administrative clarifications, a consistency review, changes required by the state, and incorporation of new scientific understanding.
Open houses to kick off the process have been scheduled for 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the following locations: • June 10, 2019 - Birch Bay Bible Church, 4460 Bay Road, Birch Bay, WA • June 19, 2019 - Mount Baker High School, 4936 Deming Road, Deming • June 25, 2019 - Civic Building, Garden Room, 322 N Commercial St, Bellingham