Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Workshop on Flood Hazard Reduction and the SMP update - Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 PM

Flood hazards along our rivers, lakes, and marine waters are a significant problem for many Grays Harbor County residents, farms, and businesses.  How should our community protect lives and property along our shorelines through the Shoreline Master Program?

Come learn and share your thoughts about this important topic at an upcoming public workshop on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 PM, at the Montesano City Hall Banquet Room, 112 N. Main Street, in Montesano.

 The first part of the workshop will discuss why and how we plan for flood hazard reduction through the Shoreline Management Act.  The second part of the workshop will collect ideas from those in attendance about potential approaches they support.  The ideas and concerns people share at the workshop will help guide the Grays Harbor County Shoreline Planning Committee in updating the Shoreline Master Program.

While these workshops will focus only on those shorelines that are outside of the cities in the county, the county invites all Grays Harbor citizens who own property, live, recreate, or work along these shorelines to attend this workshop.

To find out more information about the county’s Shoreline Master Program and the update process, go to the project website at www.ghcsmp.org.  Citizens who have questions about the upcoming workshops or the update process in general can email the county project representative at ghcsmp@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea

Please join us for a screening of Ocean Frontiers II next Tuesday, March 17th.  Doors open at the Aberdeen Museum of History at 5:45 and the film begins at 6:00.

"Off the shores of New England, in a region steeped in old maritime tradition, comes a modern wave of big ships, energy industries, and a changing climate, now testing the limits of an already crowded sea. But in a pioneering trial of far-sighted planning—pushed by blueprints for offshore wind energy—old residents and new are coming together to keep their ocean and livelihoods alive."

See you there!