OLYMPIA – May 7, 2015 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to learn about the draft interim trail plan for the Miller Peninsula State Park Property at an open house in Sequim.
State Parks staff will present the draft plan from 6 to 7:30 p.m., May 20, at the Guy Cole Conference Center, 202 N Blake Ave., Sequim. (Directions: (https://goo.gl/maps/VwU2U). The Miller Peninsula State Park Property includes more than 2,800 acres in Clallam County, north of Highway 101 and east of Sequim. The property is primarily upland forest with more than 3 miles of shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Discovery Bay.
In developing the interim plan, State Parks staff worked with a trail advisory group, which included property neighbors and representatives from hiking, biking and equestrian use groups.
The interim trail plan:
- Establishes trail management objectives for existing and proposed park trails.
- Identifies needed trail maintenance, signage and other related improvements.
- Recommends working with volunteer groups to assist in trail maintenance and improvement projects.
Background and next steps
The interim trail plan is a follow up to the Miller Peninsula State Park Property Initial Trail Identification and Designation. (http://www.parks.wa.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/5558)
In 2005, State Parks undertook an extensive public planning process to help develop a vision for future development of the Miller Peninsula State Park Property. These efforts were placed on hold due to the economic downturn. State Parks is now focused on an interim management plan of the property until funding becomes available for additional improvements.
Following the open house, the Draft Interim Trail Plan will go to the director of State Parks for approval.
More information about the interim trail plan is available online at www.parks.wa.gov/913/Miller-Peninsula-State-Park-Property-Int. Questions may be directed to contacting Julie McQuary, Southwest Region Park Planner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-725-9756; or Steve Gilstrom, Sequim Bay Area Manager, 360-683-4235.
Note to media: An aerial photo with an overlay of the property boundaries is available upon request. Contact Toni Droscher, 360-902-8604 or email@example.com.
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