Pacific County is holding two visioning workshops and is seeking citizen participation as it continues to update its state-required Shoreline Master Program, a plan that guides development decisions along county shorelines for the next 20 years.

The workshops will occur:

• Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Raymond Senior Center at 324 Jackson St., Raymond; and

• Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Ilwaco City Hall Meeting Room, 158 First Avenue North, Ilwaco.

Cities in the county are also in the middle of updating their plans.

Under the state’s Shoreline Management Act, the Shoreline Master Program guides development decisions, uses and activities, occurring in the water and along shorelines. Under the act, the Shoreline Master Programs must promote communities’ preferred uses along shorelines (including water-oriented development and single-family residences), protect shoreline natural resources and encourage public access to shorelines.

To find out more about Pacific County’s Shoreline Master Program and the update process, visit www.co.pacific.wa.us/dcd/SMP Update.htm

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