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Volume 5, Issue 6


June 2007

Shape the nature of your neighborhood

In November 2006 voters directed the Metro Council to extend a regionwide program to protect water quality and fish and wildlife habitat and to provide the public with future opportunities for greater access to nature. Now it’s time for the Metro Council to refine priorities in the 27 regional natural areas and trail corridors targeted for land acquisition.

One of the areas specifically mentioned and targeted in the Bond Measure is the headwaters of Rock Creek. This includes the upper reaches of Cedar Mill, Bronson, Willow and Johnson Creeks, all of which are in Cedar Mill and surrounding neighborhoods.

The Metro Council wants your ideas and input. Since January Metro has been gathering more information and conducting research in each regional target area. We’ve been talking with scientists, land-use experts, groups and individuals who have special knowledge about the natural resource values and community visions for these areas. With this information Metro has begun to identify the choices, potential strategies and opportunities that will achieve the best results for clean water, fish and wildlife and future generations. Now we need to know: Do we have it right? What have we missed? Which objectives are most important to you?

The first open house will cover Rock Creek headwaters. Come to the event to view maps, learn about the specific strategies for protecting these areas and offer the Metro Council your feedback. A virtual open house, where you can view maps and rank the choices, will be available online beginning June 12. The open house includes a welcome and brief natural areas program overview at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Hosted by Metro Councilors Rex Burkholder and Kathryn Harrington.

Tuesday, June 12, 6-8 pm
PCC Rock Creek Event Center, Bldg. 9 Room 122

Featured areas: Forest Park Connections, Rock Creek Headwaters and Greenway, Westside Trail


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