Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe against development at old mill site

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington wants an old pulp mill site returned to its natural state while other groups are pushing for redevelopment.

The tribe is partnering with the state Department of Ecology and Rayonier Inc. on the cleanup of the abandoned pulp mill. The tribe wants to be able to fish and harvest shellfish and protect burial grounds and other cultural resources, environmental coordinator Matt Beirne said.

“We believe it’s been pretty clear that by and large, the greatest demand is for restoration of Ennis Creek,” Beirne said at a Port Angeles Business Association, The Peninsula Daily News reported.

But a real estate broker said there is greater support for mixed-used development at the site.

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Lower Elwha seek nature, not development, at Rayonier site (The Peninsula Daily News 6/29)

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