Shoreline Master Program

The City of Everett has about 25 miles of marine and freshwater shorelines. The beauty and recreational opportunities of the shoreline come with a responsibility to balance development in an urban setting with environmental protection and public access to Everett's shorelines. For shorelines of statewide significance (i.e., marine waters, Snohomish River and estuary, and Silver Lake), the state approved (July 11, 2016) City of Everett Shoreline Master Program (PDF) is the guiding document containing policies and regulations.