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February 2 deadline to submit your thoughts on reuse of the Rayonier Mill site

Comments are due Tuesday, February 2 on HarborWorks Rayonier mill site reuse concepts. You can also submit your own concept. These concepts portend a heavy development footprint along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and further pollution, rather than restoration and protection.

The Olympic Environmental Council Coalition (OECC) supports the site be cleaned to “unrestricted levels” — levels fully protective of wildlife and humans; all manmade structures be removed; full restoration of the shoreline, Ennis Creek and wetlands; and the full site be developed for public access for use as park, recreation, area history, environmental education and art activities .

The OECC concept recognizes the harsh weather conditions of the area, the fact that it is in designated tsunami and flood zones, and thus believes open space with a very light development footprint is appropriate. As well, this is fitting with the Puget Sound Partnership cleanup goals — cleanup, restore and protect long term.

HarborWorks Concepts for Rayonier mill site reuse
Harborworks held a public meeting on January 11, 2010 at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles and presented three (3) conceptual alternatives for redevelopment of the Rayonier mill site. Also provided was an update on the “due diligence” study (a full report to be released later) being done for the site, a summary of market conditions, and a status of contamination on the site as they know it to be. (Note: further investigation of the mill site contaminants is ongoing.)

View the Harborworks presentation at:

The three conceptual alternatives presented at the meeting
alternative A
alternative B
alternative c


Comment form:

mail it to:
Pt Angeles Harborworks, PO box 2609, Pt Angeles WA 98362 or Fax to : (360) 457-1054

If you can complete this form online, or just want to send your comments, email to “Elizabeth Duan”

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