Westcott Bay Dock

Protecting the Shoreline
The aesthetics of our shoreline are important to San Juan County. It's a resource we must protect and defend, although it is not easy. This office defended the Board of County Commissioners' decision to deny a 300-foot dock on the pristine Westcott Bay, requiring defense before the state boards, the trial courts and appeals courts. The Court's decision will be remembered and referred to many times in the years ahead as the standard for protecting the visual value of our shorelines.