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.