Island County’s current draft of the GMA plan required by State includes for fish and wildlife protection in Island County what Commissioners Johnson and Johnson DO agree upon is a plan to designate as a Salmon Stream”.
During the winter months when it rains, this “stream” runs into Bos / Swan Lake, despite the actual scientific fact that there has never been salmon in that stream, there isn’t any salmon now, and there never will be.
So, why do this? Simple: so they can use this bogus / phony designation as a weapon against the City of Oak Harbor to prevent the city from ever expanding its Urban Growth Area, or UGA, westward on Whidbey Island.\
This, as Yogi Berra: would say,”…is like déjà vu all over again.”
I can’t believe the Commissioners are dumb enough to once again TRY TO CON Tax payers into accepting past Commissioner Homola’s November 2012 plan that would make this designation and would also convert Bos / Swan Lake into an Estuary with a permanent open channel to Puget Sound. Homola’s plan with all it’s bogus claims that Swan Lake it was an estuary 100 years ago was soundly rejected