General Timeframe: You will be contacted by the program within 7-10 days of submitting the enrollment form. The length of time for this process depends upon how long it takes for you to design and construct your project. The program is not intended to add any additional time to your overall process.
Stage 1: Enroll and initiate GSH
- Homeowner decides to work on waterfront.
- Homeowner contacts a contractor or jurisdiction about ideas.
- Homeowner learns about GSH and enrolls in program.
- GSH Verifier meets with homeowner and provides GSH Guide and Checklist.
- Homeowner meets with jurisdiction about permitting and discusses use of GSH program (if applicable).
- The Homeowner should consult with the local jurisdiction early in the process to ensure coordination.
Stage 2: Design project using GSH tools
- Homeowner designs project using Guide and fills out Checklist.
- Homeowner and GSH Verifier screen design to determine applicable GSH Credits.
- Homeowner submits permit application to jurisdiction for review along with preliminary determination of GSH credits (if applicable).
- Jurisdiction reviews permit application and determines whether incentives may be available (using GSH as a guide), where applicable.
- Jurisdiction proceeds with permit review and issues permit (if applicable).
- Homeowner constructs the project.
Stage 3: Construct and receive award
- GSH Verifier reviews completed project and compares it with the GSH Checklist to provide independent verification that the GSH Checklist reflects work performed.
- Homeowner receives recognition of achievement from Green Shores for Homes program.
There are two award levels that a shoreline project may achieve:
|GSH 1 – Chinook: the project results in recognizable improvement/conservation of the natural features and processes of the shoreline.||20-39 points of which a minimum of 10 points (collectively) are acquired from Shoreline Processes and Shoreline Habitat credit categories.|
|GSH 2 – Orca: the project exhibits exceptional design regarding improvement/conservation of the natural features and processes of the shoreline.||Minimum 40 points of which a minimum of 20 points (collectively) are acquired from Shoreline Process and Shoreline Habitat credit categories.|