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<br />Michelle McConnell <br />From:Russell [] <br />Sent:Tuesday, May 04, 2010 4:52 PM <br />To:Stewart, Jeff R. (ECY) <br /> <br />Subject:Support for Jefferson County SMP <br />Categories:LASMP Public Comment <br />Deborah Russell <br />477 Sierra Trail <br />Quilcene, WA 98376 <br />(360) 765-3721 <br /> <br /> <br />May 4, 2010 <br /> <br />Mr. Jeffree Stewart, Regional Planner <br />PO Box 47775 Olympia, WA 98504 <br /> <br />300 Desmond Drive, Lacey, WA 98503 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Dear Mr. Stewart: <br />I own property on Dabob Bay in Jefferson County. I support the County’s proposed Shoreline <br />Management Plan (SMP) request that none of the restrictions be weakened. <br />Hood Canal has seen an alarming decline in health in recent years. We’ve all read about (and <br />experienced first hand) the decreasing salmon, bottom fish, and crab populations. Shore bird <br />populations are declining. Theories abound for the causes, but most point to shoreline development. <br />I feel that the county has included fair compromises to property owners and developers while trying to <br />protect the shoreline ecosystem. I am very concerned that any amendments to Jefferson County’s <br />proposed SMP would jeopardize the long term health of Hood Canal. <br />I feel that it is especially important to unambiguously prohibit mining and other industrial operations <br />on the County’s shoreline. <br />We have seen the result of weak regulation and enforcement; and it is not acceptable. I urge you to <br />approve Jefferson County SMP as proposed. <br /> <br />Thank you, <br /> <br />Deborah Russell <br /> <br />Cc: Jefferson County Commissioners <br />1 <br />