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Send an email to Whatcom County Council: Ensure our shorelines are protected!

posted Sep 6, 2019, 9:23 AM by Hannah Coughlin   [ updated Sep 6, 2019, 12:32 PM ]


The most effective public comments are specific and personal. You can copy and paste this sample text for your email, and add a personal comment about why you care about this issue.


Send to: council@co.whatcom.wa.us

Send by: Thursday, September 10th



Dear Whatcom County Council,


I am writing to ask that you move forward with an evaluation of the health of our shorelines and whether rules that are intended to protect them are truly achieving no-net-loss of ecological functions. The County is required to monitor the effectiveness of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP), including the 2007 Restoration Plan, to assess whether net-loss of ecological functions and processes is occurring. 


With a changing climate and population growth Whatcom County must know whether our current rules, including restoration plans, are adequate in at least meeting no-net-loss. We can’t afford to wait until 2024 (or later) to assess these critical habitat functions when herring, salmon, orcas and other species are in decline. 


Thank you,

Your Name

City, zip code


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Thank you for taking action in support of the habitat salmon and orcas depend on, and the shorelines our communities depend on! Read more about the Shoreline Management Program in Whatcom County.