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August 23, 2012

COMMUNITY MEETING ON PROPOSED BOAT LAUNCH FOR ELK RIVER NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION AREA
State grant funds Elk River public access

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on September 11, 2012, to review design concepts providing water access for hand-launched and small, trailered boats in Beardslee Slough at Elk River Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA).

 Who:DNR Natural Areas Program
 When:Presentation and discussion, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, and concluding by 8:30 p.m.
 Where:    Westport Maritime Museum, McCausland Hall, 2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport
 What:Community meeting and discussion of boat launch proposal

 Why:

 


DNR wants to identify the best placement and configuration for a public boat launch and parking area for small, trailered boats and car-top canoes and kayaks at Beardslee Slough in the Elk River NRCA. Initial funding comes from a Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office grant funded by the 2011 Washington Legislature.

 How:


 

DNR is seeking public input on preliminary boat launch concepts during the September 11 meeting. Comments also can be submitted in writing to DNR by September 30, 2012, by mail to: Washington Department of Natural Resources, Forest Resources & Conservation Division, ATTN: Elk River Boat Launch, PO Box 47016, Olympia, WA 98504-7016, or by email to: FRCD@dnr.wa.gov with the subject line "Elk River Boat Launch Comment."

Design concepts will be presented at the September 11 meeting. Notes of the meeting notes will be available on request after September 14.

Media Contact: Jane Chavey, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1721, jane.chavey@dnr.wa.gov

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