Got this from Dave McMains this morning and posting it for him. Also posting under Region 4 Sande
This is Anne Carter from www.ft4wd.com
. The reason I am emailing you because there is a meeting planned in Ephrata on Sept. 30th that your 4x4 group might be interested in attending regarding the future of the Moses Lake and Beverly ORV areas:
Grant County Commissioners to hold Open Public Meeting to take public comment on the State ORV Funding Cuts
Ephrata – The Grant County Board of County Commissioners will hold an Open Public Meeting on September 30, 2009 at 10:00 am in the Grant County Commissioners Hearing Room, Courthouse, Ephrata, WA take public comment on the managing and operation of the Moses Lake and Beverly Sand Dunes due to Grant County losing $200,000 in state funding over the next two years. The budget cuts are a result of the WA State Legislature redirecting the Nonhighway and Off-road Vehicle Activities (NOVA) to WA State Parks. This is nearly 10 million dollars of gas tax and ORV license tab money gone, leaving nothing for off-road vehicle recreation for at least the next two years.
Any interested persons may appear regarding these matters.
I thought I would let you know of this in case you or your group members are interested in being there.
I hope to see you there!