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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Notice of Application Austin Estuary Park Honoring Project

The proposal is to install a public art project honoring the first peoples at this location. The piece is titled “Our fisherman, Our guardian”. The artwork which is proposed to be mounted to a concrete base and will consist of a carved house post not exceeding 18-feet in combined height. The concrete base will be cast-in-place, 4-feet wide, and may contain up to four (4) placards or signs attached to the base. The structure will be located in the upland area approximately 15-feet from the high tide line of Gig Harbor Bay. The structure will not be illuminated and will be carved of wood with a muted palette. The artwork will have a neutral and natural appearance, with a finish to protect it from the elements. A 5-foot wide gravel path will surround the public art piece to facilitate the public’s access to the carving. Areas temporarily disturbed for structure installation will be revegetated after installation is complete. The applicant proposes mitigation and monitoring measures to ensure no net loss of ecological function associated with Gig Harbor Bay and the two (2) Category II estuarine wetlands whose buffers the piece is proposed to be installed within.

Notice of Application
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