Participate in a Survey to Improve Communication on Local River Shoreline Guidelines

North Bend, known for its stunning mountain views and rivers, values its shorelines along the Middle and South Fork Snoqualmie River.

These areas are not just home to wildlife but also help keep erosion in check, clean pollutants, offer beautiful views and are popular spots for summer swimming.

A grant from the Department of Ecology has allowed the City to create a user guide for the Shoreline Master Program (SMP). This guide aims to make understanding rules about shoreline areas easier, following the city’s regulations under NBMC 14.20.

If you own land near the shoreline, you should have received a postcard recently inviting you to take a survey about the SMP User Guide. However, everyone in the community is encouraged to give their input.

Your opinions are important! To participate, look at the draft materials for the SMP User Guide on the SMP webpage. You’ll find links to shoreline use priorities, how commercial and mixed-use developments fit into shoreline areas, and a step-by-step example of a mitigation plan. After reviewing these materials, please share your thoughts through a quick online survey before March 4.

You can also view a map that shows the shoreline areas being discussed, which includes land and wetlands around the Middle and South Fork Snoqualmie River, by visiting the Shoreline Jurisdiction and Environment Designation Map.

The City is grateful for your feedback, which will help complete this project, funded by a grant, by the end of June 2024. If you have any questions or need more information, contact Senior Planner Jamie Burrell at (425) 888-7642 or

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