Shellfish Growing Areas Closed For Commercial Harvest By DOH

    As of:    11:03 AM    Monday, May 05, 2014
This report is provided by the Washington State Department of Health, Office of  Shellfish and Water Protection as a service to the shellfish industry and partner agencies.  The growing area closures listed below are for commercial harvest only - not for recreational harvest.  These closures are temporary and do not represent changes in growing area classification.


Notice Of UGA Expansion West Of Sanderson Field


Shelton Urban Growth Area Expansion Proposal Environmental Impact Statement

Description of Proposal
The City of Shelton, in coordination with Mason County and the Economic Development Council of Mason County, is considering an Urban Growth Area (UGA) expansion west of Sanderson Field to create a job center. The programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will evaluate the potential natural and built environment impacts of re-designating unincorporated long-term commercial forest and rural land to urban uses. The proposal includes urban designation of 1,100 acres; the EIS will consider at least one additional alternative area. Conceptual zoning may include General Commercial and Commercial/Industrial designations.


May: Heritage Preservation Month Throughout The US

The theme this year for Washington State is Our Maritime Heritage. The Olympia Heritage Commission will be celebrating Olympia's maritime heritage with a series of photographs and interpretive materials. The photographs will be installed on the fences along Percival Landing on May 11 and May 12. The public can pick up interpretive sheets at the Farmer's Market those same days from 10 to 3.

May 10 is the latest Thurston County Through the Decades celebration. The event will take place at the South Union Grange from 10 to 3. The historic time frame that this event is focusing on is 1925-1950. There will be displays, music, and a Soup Kitchen.


Public Meeting On New Dosewallips State Park Sewage Treatment Facility

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces a public meeting to discuss a sewage treatment facility project at Dosewallips State Park on Hood Canal.The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101, Brinnon.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information regarding the upcoming construction of a new sewage system for Dosewallips State Park. State Parks staff will be on hand at the meeting to present the construction plan and to share information about the elements of the project and its timelines. Construction is scheduled to begin in June and be completed by January. The park will remain open during construction.