Planning Grant Awarded

Planning Grant Awarded

The Lummi Island Community Association (LICA) has been awarded a Washington state Recreation and Conservation Office PLANNING Grant 

LICA will use the $103,450 reimbursement grant over the next 18 months to conduct public involvement and develop preliminary site plans, conceptual designs, and initial cost estimates for construction of a public pier and dock on Lummi Island.

Currently, there is no public recreational dock on the island. The pier, gangway, and floating dock would be built at Whatcom County‘s Lummi Island Beach Access site across from Beach Store Café (the site of the original ferry dock). The improvements would give users safer access to the water for fishing, crabbing, boating, and nature viewing. 

This project is a high priority for the community because it will provide public waterfront access, especially for those challenged by limited mobility. The dock also will provide an option for people traveling by boat to the mainland during ferry outages. 

 To catch up on all of the Public Dock Advisory Committee’s meeting minutes, Zoom recordings, presentations, and resources since the group began work in Sept 2021, Click Here

Visit RCO’s online Project Snapshot for more information about this project. (Project No. 22‑2489) 

Updated: 2023/05/25 @ 12:45 am Tark Henderson

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