Last August the City of Lynnwood applied for a Conservation Futures Grant to purchase and preserve the Seabrook Heights property. This application was successful, and the city was awarded $5 million for this purpose. If Lynnwood buys the Seabrook property, it will adjoin land to the south that it already owns. This is potentially great news for those of us who are concerned about the preservation of Meadowdale Beach Park because it will preserve a substantial, forested buffer on the north side of the park.
However, while the City of Lynnwood is optimistic that price negotiations with the owner of the Seabrook property will be successful, there is no certainty that the parties will agree to a sale.
Meanwhile, CGNBN’s hydrologist, together with representatives of Snohomish County and Seabrook’s developer have mapped a substantial wetland on property adjoining Seabrook to the south and west. Discovery of this wetland now requires the developer to provide the County Planning department with an updated proposal.
We, the board of CGNBN, are optimistic that Lynnwood will be able to buy and preserve Seabrook, but we will continue to monitor the permitting process and respond appropriately.
We appreciate your continuing support.