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<br />Michelle McConnell <br />From:Cathy Wright [cwright@olympus.net] <br />Sent:Saturday, May 01, 2010 7:24 PM <br />To:Stewart, Jeff R. (ECY) <br />Subject:Jefferson County Shoreline Master Program Review <br />Categories:LASMP Public Comment <br />Dear Mr Stewart, <br /> <br /> <br />I've just learned that the Jefferson County Shoreline Master Program is being reviewed by the <br />Dept of Ecology, and I would like to offer my comments to you as a long-term resident of <br />Jefferson County. <br /> <br /> <br />I do not live on any shoreline of the Hood Canal, but I do live nearby, and the health of our <br />waterways is important to me as a citizen of the county, but more importantly, as a citizen of <br />the world our children and grandchildren are going to inherit. It is only logical that maintaining <br />the health of our water systems is vital to the continuing health of all life on the planet. The <br />Hood Canal has long been in jeopardy due to pollution and other hazards, and while responsible <br />folk have worked hard to restore the Canal to health, there has, in recent years, been a plan <br />afoot to use the Canal to make money, no matter how badly that plan affects so many species <br />(including humans!). <br /> <br /> <br />Local residents and responsible businesses have fought against the plan to radically increase <br />mining-related activities on the Hood Canal because those who are behind these mining <br />operations are ignoring the impact on so many species in favor of monetary gain. We now see a <br />real opportunity here to stop those activities for good, ensuring that the Canal can continue to <br />be rehabilitated. <br /> <br /> <br />Our county commissioners have validated this by approving the Master Program. It is now up to <br />the Department of Ecology to weigh in on this vital legislation. It is my fervent hope that they <br />see our precious Canal the same way we do; a home for countless species, a food source for both <br />man and wildlife, and an enduring place of beauty; with proper care it can continue to be all of <br />these things for generations to come. <br /> <br /> <br />I thank you for your attention. <br /> <br /> <br />Sincerely, <br /> <br /> <br />Ms Cathy Wright <br /> <br />103 Sayward Lane <br /> <br />Port Ludlow WA 98365 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />