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Napavine Shoreline Master Program

On Nov, 15, 2018, we approved the City of Napavine's Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive update.

The City of Napavine's updated shoreline master program is effective Nov. 29, 2018, 14 days after we provided notice to the city that the SMP is approved.

The city's first SMP will replace the existing SMP program for the city that is now part of the Lewis County SMP. Napavine's SMP will regulate development along approximately 1.4 miles of shoreline along the Newaukum River. The new SMP contains locally-tailored shoreline management policies, regulations, environment designations, and administrative provisions, as well as critical areas regulation to manage shoreline development throughout the city's shoreline jurisdiction.

On May 3, 2018, we provided required and recommended changes to the city’s SMP. The required and recommended changes are based on our review of whether or not the proposed update complies with state laws and rules, and a public comment period held from Feb. 21 through March 24, 2017. Mail and email notices were used to notify interested parties about the public comment period. We did not receive any comments.

Documents related to approval

Note: all documents are PDF


  • Per RCW 90.58.190(2) and RCW 36.370A.290, an interested party may file an appeal with the Growth Management Hearing 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 Town Crier legal ads on Nov. 28, 2018.