Camano Island Project. Mission Statement.
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Mission Statement “The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission acquires, operates, enhances and protects a diverse system of recreational, cultural, historical and natural sites. The Commission fosters outdoor recreation and education statewide to provide enjoyment and enrichment for all, and a valued legacy to future generations.”
Summary of Proposals Do Nothing AdvantagesDisadvantages No further damage to environment Ramp already unattractive Maintains current systems Future maintenance needed Park revenue Public beach access Cost: FREE
Summary of Proposals Remove Boat Ramp and Nourish Beach AdvantagesDisadvantages Returns natural beauty of beach May not restore habitat as intended Potential to return natural habitat Loss of beach access and wildlife and vegetation Loss of revenue for State Park and potential loss of future services Cost: $150,000
Summary of Proposals Construct Marina AdvantagesDisadvantages Potential increase in tourism and Local habitat will be effected revenue for Camano Island Very expensive Increase revenue for State Park More boat access to Island Cost: $1,200,000
Summary of Proposals Construct Ferry Terminal AdvantagesDisadvantages Potential increase in tourism and Local habitat will be effected revenue for Camano Island Increase in local traffic Increase revenue for State Park Regional access to state park and beaches Cost: $500,000
Recreational Activities Picnicking Biking Hiking Fishing/Clamming Boating Diving Camping Bird/Mammal Watching The Fun Never Ends
Total cost: $500,000 – $1,000,000? Who pays? Parks or Transportation? Similar cases? Increased boat traffic effects on wildlife? Sediment flow to Lowell Point unaffected? Increase of eel grass? EconomicEnvironmental