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Point Ruston Cleanup, Public Access, and Shoreline Development Workshop

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Shoreline & Coastal Planners Group is offering an all-day workshop on the Point Ruston development, including smelter history and cleanup, public access amenities, shoreline permitting, sea level rise considerations, a walking tour, and more.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the history of the Asarco smelter and cleanup efforts.
  • Understand how the Point Ruston redevelopment balanced the cleanup with development and public access.
  • Hear from staff at local and state government agencies involved in the planning and permitting of Point Ruston developments.
  • Hear about past and present shoreline stabilization challenges at Dune Peninsula Park.
  • Learn how Metro Parks Tacoma staff incorporated sea level rise into the design of Owen Beach Park.
  • Take a guided walking tour of the Owen Beach redevelopment, Point Ruston public recreation area, and Dune Peninsula Park.

Registration is limited to 55 attendees. This event is free to attend!

Learn more and register here.


June 27
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Owen Beach Pavilion
5605 Owen Beach Rd
Tacoma, WA United States
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