As a group effort, Columbia County worked alongside Garfield County, Asotin County, the city of Starbuck, and the city of Clarkston to draft an updated version of our Shorelines Master Program. On August 17th, 2016, the Columbia County Commissioners signed ordinance 2016-02, officially adopting the Shorelines Master Program for Columbia County.
On February 23rd, 2017, the involved jurisdictions were notified of the final approval of the Shorelines Master Program update, with the plan becoming effective on March 9th, 2017. Please visit the Department of Ecology
website for more information.
Governor's Award Recipients!
On May 23rd, 2017, Governor Jay Inslee announced the recipients of the 2017 Governor's Awards, and the SEWASMP was on that list! As a receipient of the "Judge's Merit Award", every jurisdiction will receive a Crystal Award from the State of Washington, and each participant will receive a certificate!
to read Governor Jay Inslee's press release!
Letter of Final Approval
Shorelines Master Program--2016