In 2006, the Governor and Legislature set a high priority on water quality improvement
in Puget Sound and Hood Canal. To demonstrate the state’s commitment to doing its part,
Washington State Parks began modeling "Sound-friendly" development by updating storm water
and wastewater facilities at 24 Puget Sound state parks.
To provide a more comprehensive look at what it means to model Sound-friendly development,
the agency has begun a coordinated planning effort to redesign three parks to fully model
Sound-friendly development. This planning effort will result in Green Vision Plans at Fort
Casey, Saltwater and Twanoh state parks. The plans will suggest ways to redesign the parks
(such as the shoreline of Twanoh shown to the left) to demonstrate the latest concepts in
best management practices, low-impact development and necessary facility renovations. Using
strategies identified in the plans at parks or in your neighborhood will help restore Puget
Stage One – Identifying Issues and Concerns
In this stage, the consulting team held workshops with park officials and representatives
from other agencies to understand the issues and concerns affecting the three state parks.
The overview survey below is meant to help the team understand your feelings about its
approach to modeling Sound-friendly development.
Identifying issues and concerns
(317kb PDF file)
Tell us about yourself and overview survey
(29kb Word file)
Existing conditions at Fort Casey State Park
(325kb PDF file)
Existing conditions at Saltwater State Park
(724kb PDF file)
Existing conditions at Twanoh State Park
(544kb Word file)
Stage 2 – Creating the Green Vision Planning Concept Report
At this stage, the consulting team suggests potential approaches to address the various
issues and concerns raised in stage one. No preferred Sound-friendly concept is chosen;
rather this is an opportunity to publish a range of Sound-friendly redesign possibilities
for the public to respond to. Please provide comments on the specific plans by May 30, 2007.
Fort Casey State Park concepts
(383kb PDF file)
Fort Casey State Park maps
(330kb PDF file)
Give us your ideas for Fort Casey.
(33kb Word file)
Saltwater State Park concepts
(466kb PDF file)
Saltwater State Park map
(710kb PDF file)
Give us your ideas for Saltwater.
(32kb Word file)
Twanoh State Park concepts
(390kb PDF file)
Twanoh State Park maps
(326kb PDF file)
Give us your ideas for Twanoh.
(31kb Word file)
For a printed copy of the Comprehensive Green Vision Planning Concept Report, please
contact Randy Kline (contact information below).
Stage 3 – Final Green Vision Plans
The best ideas developed in stage two in collaboration with public comment will result
in Green Vision Plans in stage three. The plans include recommendations for specific use and
redevelopment of each state park. Public comments from stage two will be incorporated into
each park's plan and a cost-benefit analysis will be provided for each strategy illustrated.
Washington State Parks will adopt these recommendations as final Green Vision Plans. The plans
include recommendations for specific use and redevelopment of each state park and will guide
future efforts to model Sound-friendly development at the three parks. Also, specific strategies
identified in these plans will be used, as appropriate, in other state parks with similar issues.
Stage 3 - Green Vision Concept Plan Report - June 2007 .pdf
(1MB PDF file)
We are very interested in your thoughts and comments about the Green Vision Planning process.
Please provide your completed survey or other comments on this project to:
Project lead: Randy Kline, Environmental Planner
Phone: (360) 902-8632
Fax: (360) 902-8040
Mail: P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650