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NEXT REITER FOREST MEET FOCUSES ON MOTARIZED TRAIL USE
November 22, 2010
(SNOHOMISH, WA) -- The next public meeting on the Reiter Forest/Foothills make over is set for December 8 at the Snohomish County Parks and Recreation office in Snohomish.
: A volunteer (foreground) plants native vegetation along the banks of May Creek in Reiter Foothills Forest. In the background, more restoration work takes place on the other side of May Creek. Photo: DNR/Toni Droscher CLICK TO ENLARGE
Time of the focus group meeting is from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and will be in an “open house” type format, which means you can show up anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 and not miss a thing.
This is the meeting for you if you’re interested in the next steps for the motorized trail plan for the soon to be revitalized recreational forest.
At this meeting DNR (Department of Natural Resources) officials will provide information about the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review process and when they will begin SEPA and how you can comment.
At the meeting you can view maps of the nearly final motorized trails and ask questions of DNR staff.
Driving directions to the meeting location are below. For more information, contact Candace Johnson at 360-854-2803 or email@example.com
Driving directions to Snohomish County Parks and Recreation office:
~ From I-5, take the 128th Street exit and drive east approximately four miles to Snohomish-Cascade Drive (128th Street becomes 132nd and then 134th as you drive east.)
~ Turn right onto Snohomish-Cascade Drive.
~ At the first stop sign, turn left onto Puget Park Drive. Park entrance is the next left.
Reiter field day follow up
On the last Reiter Forest field day, Sunday Nov. 14, there was a strong turnout of almost 75 people who came out on a wet Sunday to take a look at the proposed trail locations.
In addition, a team of volunteers helped play tour guide along Deer Flats Road for the proposed 4x4, single-track, and quad trails. DNR staffers extended special thanks to the folks from Craving Off-Road Excitement (C.O.R.E.) and Reiter Trail Watch for setting up tents and also cooking up hotdogs and hamburgers.
Anyone who was unable to join the Sunday field day may find the current map of proposed Phase 1 and Phase 2 motorized trail construction is online at: HERE
If you’re interested in helping at Reiter Foothills Forest, DNR staff says they can always use volunteers to help with restoration work and trail planning, construction, and maintenance projects. For more information, contact David Way, 360-854-2830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a reader new to the Reiter Forest issue here in the Sky Valley, and how and why it is being transformed into a world class outdoor sports recreational area, check this April 24, 2010 story in the Chronicle located HERE
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