Comments sought for Quartermaster buoy plan
The state Department of Natural Resources, with input from boaters and the general public, is developing a plan for mooring buoys on state-owned aquatic lands in Quartermaster Harbor. The agency will hold a public workshop May 31 at McMurray Middle School on Vashon Island to discuss the plan.
Staff will present a preliminary plan showing the proposed layout for mooring buoy fields in the Burton and Dockton areas. The agency will explain how the preliminary plan proposes to address requirements for regulatory permits required by King County, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Department staff also will review pending buoy license applications with applicants and confirm existing buoy locations, including those that are unused and may be removed over time. Buoy users who haven’t yet submitted applications are encouraged to attend. Application forms will be available at the meeting, and staff will be available to assist with questions.
The workshop will be from 7-9 p.m. The school is located at 9329 S.W. Cemetery Road, Vashon.
For more information about the buoy project, go to dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_fs11_012