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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Public invited to learn about recommendations for Southeastern state parks

Virtual meeting set for Oct. 5

OLYMPIA – Sept.  23, 2021 – Washington State Parks will share recommendations for long-term recreation and land use for three Southeastern Washington state parks at a public meeting. The three parks, Lyons Ferry, Lewis and Clark Trail and Palouse Falls, are located in Franklin, Whitman and Columbia counties.

WHAT
Public meeting: Palouse Falls, Lewis and Clark Trail, Lyons Ferry state parks recreation planning

WHO
State park planners and area field staff

WHEN
6 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 5
 
WHERE
The meeting will be held online at the following link:
https://bit.ly/3tYuVAo

Attendees do not need to download Microsoft Teams to join. They will need a web browser and speakers to watch and listen to the presentation.

BACKGROUND
The online meeting will focus on preliminary long-term boundary and land-use recommendations at the three parks, including: 

  • Proposed permitting process for Palouse Falls State Park, to protect the land and reduce risk of overcrowding.
  • Proposed removal of campsites from Palouse Falls State Park, which would repurpose the park as day-use only.
  • Proposed addition of camping to Lyons Ferry State Park, a 5-mile drive from Palouse Falls with better amenities and more active recreation opportunities.

This meeting will bring the agency closer to developing final recommendations, which will be presented to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission at a future meeting. 

The public can provide written questions, comments, and suggestions during the meeting, and online through Friday, October 29, 2021. More information can be found on the project webpage at: http://bit.ly/PalousePlan

For additional information, or to access special accommodations for the meeting contact Laura Moxham at planning@parks.wa.gov or (360) 902-8649. Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/Voice communication

News media contacts:
Laura Moxham, project lead, (360) 902-8649
Meryl Lassen, Communications Office, media@parks.wa.gov

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About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. 

News release number: 21-056

 

 

 

 

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