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<br />Michelle McConnell <br /> <br />Sent:Tuesday, May 11, 2010 1:12 PM <br />To:Stewart, Jeff R. (ECY) <br />Subject:SMP Comments <br />Categories:LASMP Public Comment <br /> <br />Mr. Jeffree Stewart <br />P O Box 47775 <br />Olympia, WA 98504 <br /> <br />Re: Jefferson County Shoreline Master Program <br /> <br />Dear Mr. Stewart, <br /> <br />Thank you and thanks to the Department of Community Development for providing opportunities for public involvement in <br />the SMP rewrite process. <br /> <br /> <br />I specifically support and feel strongly about: <br />- prohibiting all mining and mining related activities on the all shorelines <br />-prohibiting commercial net pen farming <br />-minimizing the need for shoreline armoring by encouraging nonstructural remedies <br />-150 foot buffers <br />-increased protections of uplands to improve ecological functions and accomplish a no net loss of shoreline functions <br /> <br />I am in agreement with Sierra Club's stand on aquaculture -- the same level of protections should be required on the <br />tidelands to prevent direct adverse impacts on aquaculture. Shoreline activities require stringent permits and detailed <br />environmental protections, but, strangely, these protections are absent in aquaculture regulations. <br /> <br />All aquaculture operations should require a shoreline development permit. <br /> <br />Puget Sound native species must be protected by the SMP. Industry should not have the right to remove/destroy our <br />crabs, moon snails, ghost shrimp, starfish and marine vegetation such as eelgrass, algae and kelp. Nor should shorebirds <br />and ducks be harassed or killed. If a site cannot be used without destruction of native species, the expansion should be <br />denied. <br /> <br />Thank you for your consideration of these comments. <br /> <br />Sincerely, <br />Nancy Woodman <br />Poulsbo, WA <br />Hood Club Sierra Club <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />“Do what needs to be done, and check to see if it was impossible only after you are done.” Paul Hawken <br /> <br />1 <br />