Lynden Shoreline Master Program

On Sept. 10, 2019, we approved the City of Lynden's Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive update. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of Lynden's SMP is Sept. 24, 2019, 14 days after we provided notice to the city that their SMP was approved.

The comprehensive update revises the existing SMP completed in 1975, including the goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures and definitions. This approval puts the final stamp on a significant effort that increases protection and restoration of habitat and water quality, provides more certainty for development, and improves public access and recreational opportunities.

Documents related to approval

Note: all documents are PDF

Background documents

Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting Chad Yunge, Ecology.


  • Per RCW 90.58.190(2) and RCW 36.70A.290, an interested party may file an appeal with the Growth Management Hearings Board within 60 days of the publication date of our written notice of final action.
  • We plan to publish the notice of final action in the Lynden Tribune legal ads on Sept. 25, 2019.