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.