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Old 06-03-2010, 06:55 AM
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Default Reiter Foothills Update June 2, 2010

June 2, 2010


IN THIS UPDATE:


· Progress report

· What’s next

· Reminder: Reiter Foothills Forest still closed temporarily

· Get involved!




Progress Report

On May 27, DNR staff met with a couple of motorcycle riders to plan single-track trails in the portion of Reiter identified for motorized trail development.

Last week’s focus group meeting targeted non-motorized trails. We had a good turnout, with about 25 horseback riders, hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers and motorized folks providing ideas and helping to further refine the concept for non-motorized trails. We heard a lot of great ideas, including where to locate trails, challenge and obstacle courses; how to protect resources; and safety. We will schedule a field day later this summer to start mapping non-motorized trails on the ground.

What’s Next

National Trails Day is this coming Saturday, June 5, and we’ll be celebrating with a work party. Meet at the usual time—9:30 a.m.—and at the same place—the gravel parking area off Reiter Road. We will be installing kiosks and signs and painting a gate.

Reminder: Reiter Foothills Forest still closed temporarily

DNR staff are still seeing signs of illegal activities at Reiter. As a reminder, Reiter Foothills Forest is still temporarily closed to unauthorized vehicles, mountain bikes, or horses. Foot traffic is permitted. If you see any suspicious activities, please call our regional office at 360-856-3500 or call 911.

Directions to the Reiter gravel parking area: Travel U.S. Hwy 2 to the southeast outskirts of Gold Bar. Turn north on Reiter Road, and in less than a mile you will come to a split in the road. Continue to your right on Reiter Road to the old gravel pit/parking area.


Get involved!

If you’re interested in helping at Reiter Foothills Forest, we can always use volunteers to help with restoration work and trail planning, construction, and maintenance projects. For more information, contact David Way, 360-854-2830 or david.way@dnr.wa.gov.

Thanks, again, to all our hard-working volunteers!



Candace Johnson

Assistant Region Manager, State Lands

Northwest Region
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-854-2803
www.dnr.wa.gov


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