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Current Shoreline Master Program Designations Map

Puget Sound Shoreline Stewardship Guidebook
Full of information that will help you, the Puget Sound property owner, care for your beach or bluff while protecting your home. Tailored to meet particular needs of King County residents, this guidebook also offers suggestions on how to protect water quality.

Lakeside Living video
Introduction to lake ecology concepts with landscaping tips to protect and enhance lake water quality.

Green Shorelines for Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish
Learn how to apply alternatives to conventional shoreline armoring for the aesthetic beauty and ecological benefits of plants and beaches.

Shoreline Practices for a Healthy Lake, River or Creek

Shoreline Permits - Department of Development and Environmental Services (DDES)
Shoreline development and related permits

DPER customer information bulletins (Acrobat PDF format):

Puget Sound marine life photos
Identify species in and along Puget Sound.

For more information about shoreline management in King County, please contact Laura Casey, environmental scientist, Department of Permitting and Environmental Review.