You can learn about free workshops, site visits, matching grants, and other resources to help you manage your waterfront by visiting our partner links below. Also, nine Puget Sound counties and some municipalities offer tax breaks to property owners who take certain conservation measures on their shoreline, through the state’s Public Benefit Rating System. This can mean as much as a 90% reduction in property taxes.
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- San Juan
Your Marine Waterfront offers guidance on protecting your property while promoting healthy shorelines. This illustrated booklet summarizes the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines.
The Green Shores for Homes program is a great resource for waterfront homeowners on Lake Washington and in San Juan County who want to protect, enhance, and restore their waterfront property. It includes a voluntary rating system modeled after the popular LEED certification for green buildings.