Funding, access, and environmental impacts of recreation on agenda
OLYMPIA – The Sustainable Recreation Work Group will meet from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 at the Cedarbrook Conference Center, 18525 36th Ave. S., in SeaTac. The public is invited to attend.
Agenda items include: further discussion of how to sustainably fund recreation on lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and how to improve access to these lands. In addition, work group members will briefed on the environmental impacts of recreation on DNR-managed lands. The public will have an opportunity to comment during this meeting.
The following day, May 8, many of the work group members will tour the Reiter Foothills area in southeastern Snohomish County. Reiter Foothills has long been a popular recreation destination, particularly for off-road enthusiasts, and has suffered serious environmental damage due to unauthorized trail building, overuse, and littering. DNR will be completing a comprehensive recreation plan for Reiter due out this summer.