Work on the Whidbey Island Conservation District’s draft long-range plan is complete, sparking a 45-day public comment period.
The document identifies goals, outcomes and outlines the district’s vision for future work. Efforts began this past November and wrapped up early this year with two district board of supervisors’ planning sessions that addressed and incorporated earlier public comment into the draft.
“An important part of this process involved feedback from the public and partners at three community meetings held on Nov. 9 and 10 that helped WICD identify what the public felt were the natural resource conservation needs, priorities, and opportunities that the district’s work should focus on in the next five years,” wrote Kelsi Franzen, the district’s spokeswoman in a news release this week.
The draft plans for the years 2017-2022. Visit the district’s website at www.whidbeycd.org/ to review the plan.
Now that the draft is complete, a formal public comment period has begun. Comments can be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by submitting via the comment form on the district’s website. Comments can also be submitted by telephone, 360-678-4708 or (888) 678-4922, or in person by dropping them off at the district’s headquarters located at 1 NE 4th St., Coupeville.
Deadline is Friday, May 19.
The district’s board of supervisors is set to approve the plan the following week. The meeting is at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 24 at the district’s headquarters.