FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2009
DNR invites the public to hear about restoration and trail work at Reiter Foothills
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting an informal meeting for interested recreationists who want to learn more about winter restoration and trail planning in Reiter Foothills Forest.
The meeting is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
October 22 at the Park Place Middle School Commons
1408 West Main, in Monroe
Reiter Foothills, located in eastern Snohomish County, has long been a popular recreation area, attracting off-road enthusiasts, campers, equestrians, hikers, mountain bikers, and hunters. In recent years, the area has experienced tremendous growth, particularly in motorized use, including an increase in unauthorized, user-built trails leading to resource destruction. DNR has been working with citizens, user groups, and other partners to create a recreation plan to identify long-term recreation uses and address problems in the area.
At the October 22 meeting, the public can learn more about what actions DNR will be taking in the coming months to restore the environmental health of the area and determine where trails, both motorized and non-motorized, will be located for long-term, sustainable use.
The meeting will also provide the public with an opportunity learn how they can volunteer to help restore the area and get involved in creating recreation opportunities.
For more information about the meeting, contact Candace Johnson at 360-854-2803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reiter Foothills Forest
DNR manages Reiter Foothills as an active working forest. The 10,000-acre forest is located 30 miles east of Everett in eastern Snohomish County. Reiter Foothills is not yet an established recreation area.
Toni Droscher, Recreation Program Communications and Outreach Manager, 360-902-1523 or email@example.com.
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