Guemes Island Planning Advisory Committee:

Sustainable Guemes: Now What?


Workshop, Sunday, August 6, 7 pm, Community Center

The Guemes Island Planning Advisory Committee is interested in continuing the community momentum sparked by the Sustainable Guemes/AIA Workshop held on the island on June 21-23, 2006. [AIA On Guemes: Day 1 2 3] GIPAC would like provide an opportunity for anyone interested in learning about our sustainability issues or participating in a work group to further discuss the sustainability recommendations from the Workshop. You don’t need to have attended the Workshop or public meetings to participate. Your interest in the subject and desire to help is all that’s needed.

You are invited to a public meeting at the Community Hall on Sunday, August 6, at 7:00 PM for this Workshop follow-up.

At the Workshop, five roundtables were formed to discuss the range of sustainability issues that Guemes Island faces with expected future growth…from our current 800 permanent residents to upwards of 2,000 people. The acronym WATER is used to represent these issue areas:

W-Wildlife, Open Space, & Shorelines- to protect and restore our wildlife,open space, and shorleine resources. Roundtable Chair: Fred Sievers, 299- 8168,

A- Aquifer protection and water conservation. Roundtable Chair: Marianne Kooiman, 293-5815,

T-Transportation/Ferry-ferry capacity, parking issues, congestion, extended hours,roads. Roundtable Chair: Roz Glasser, 588-0170,

E- Energy alternatives and conservation Roundtable Chair: Howard Pellett, 293-8128,

R-Rural character - protect the rural character of the island. Roundtable Chair: Allen Bush Jr., 293-7439,

The August 6 meeting is an opportunity to hear the results of the roundtable discussions and sit-in with the work groups to see if you would like to be involved.

Please join us at the Community Hall, August 6th at 7pm, to discuss how to proceed with the Workshop recommendations and what will be the next steps for Guemes Island.

For further information on the WATER work groups, contact the Roundtable chairs. A summary of the Workshop is at: .


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