Coastal & Marine Spatial Planning:
Why it’s important to people who live, work and/or play on the coast?
26 June 2012
4 – 6:30 P.M.
Olympic Natural Resources Center
1455 S. Forks Avenue
Forks WA 98331
Please join the North Pacific Marine Resource Committee in a discussion with the Department of Ecology and The Nature Conservancy about “Coastal & Marine Spatial Planning.” Recent legislation requires Washington to begin coastal marine spatial planning for the Pacific Coast, as well as elsewhere. This effort and process is of importance to our community as it will have implications on existing and future uses of the waters of the coast. The Nature Conservancy will be present to discuss their pilot project in Pacific County utilizing the Washington Marine Planner geographic information system. Those attending will leave the meeting with a better sense of what coastal and marine spatial planning is; why it is being done by the state; how to be involved with the effort; and, why it is important to people who live, work and play on our coast.