315th anniversary of the Great 1700 Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) Earthquake and Tsunami

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January 26, 2015 marked the 315th anniversary of the Great 1700 Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) Earthquake and Tsunami. The Pacific Northwest experienced the 1700 Cascadia earthquake and tsunami which had an impact as far away as Japan. Geological evidence indicates that such great earthquakes have occurred at least seven times in the last 3,500 years, a reoccurrence interval of 300 to 600 years. The next major CSZ earthquake could strike the PNW at any time.

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Bayocean LLC Will NOT Appeal CUP Decision

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The developer of the proposed resort on Bayocean Spit did not appeal the Tillamook County Planning Commission denial of his Conditional Use Permit application.  He had until yesterday (Jan 21st) to appeal to the County Commissioners and no appeal was filed.  While this proposal is now dead, it does not mean the spit is protected — the developer can still propose other schemes to try to meet zoning requirements.  It does, however, give us an opportunity to find a more comprehensive and permanent protection for this wonderful resource.

Posted by John Harland

Planning Commission Meeting (Thursday, January 8, 7 PM)

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The proposed resort on Bayocean Spit is again before the Tillamook County Planning Commission on Thursday, January 8th – second floor of the Tillamook County Courthouse, 201 Laurel Ave, Tillamook. Doors open at 6:30 and hearings start at 7:00.   We hope you can attend. A large turn-out will demonstrate that the community wants the Spit to remain undeveloped and opposes the resort.

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