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KEEP IT WILD – Little Cranberry Lake

Background: The City of Anacortes plans to construct a boat launch at Little Cranberry Lake. The purpose of the boat launch/ramp is to reduce erosion near the dam caused by people launching canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. Little Cranberry Lake is small at 24.5 acres. Engineers from the Department of Ecology inspected the dam in …

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Comments on MJB

If the proposed MJB development along the Anacortes shoreline, Fidalgo Landing, moves forward it will substantially change not only the upland but the aquatic environment as well. On September 17th, the City of Anacortes posted notice that MJB has applied for approval to subdivide their property along Fidalgo Bay. The project would add fill, install …

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Skagit County Commissioners remand the permit process back to the Hearing Examiner

On October 6th, the Board of County Commissioners reversed a permit to expand the Lake Erie gravel pit, ruling yet again that the applicant must study the mine’s potential to cause landsliding in the Sunset Lane neighborhood. In February 2021, the Commissioners issued the same order after finding that Evergreen Islands’ expert consultant, Dan McShane, …

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