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Rainbow Park clearcutting reprised

A Citizens View —

Just a couple more details to add to the well written article (Dec. 8, Weekly News) regarding the Swinomish Planning Commission’s Decision ordering that Shelter Bay be fined over the 2020 clearcutting at the community’s Rainbow Park below 95 Samish Place.

In July 2020 Mr. Swigert applied to the Shelter Bay Greenbelt Committee for a permit for “view restoration” on his property and a separate permit for “Greenbelt maintenance” of common land adjacent. In a letter dated Aug. 18, 2020, the Greenbelt Committee denied Mr. Swigert’s application for the work on his property, concluding that he was se...


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