Open houses will be held Tuesday in Prescott and Waitsburg to present updates on the Shoreline Master Program for each town.

The open house in Prescott will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Prescott City Hall, 108 South D St. In Waitsburg the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the city fire station, 232 Main St. 

Project consultants will be at both meetings to answer questions.

Required by state law, programs are locally prepared policies and regulations that govern development along shoreline areas.

In Waitsburg and Prescott, the Touchet River is the only body of water affected. Programs do not apply to existing agricultural activities on farmlands or to existing residences.

Information is available by clicking on “Community Development” on the Walla Walla County website.