The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office ( RCO) is asking the public to visit an online town hall to help plan the future of trails across the state.
“Whether people hike; mountain bike; ride horses, off-road vehicles or motorcycles; cross-country ski; or just walk their dogs on trails, we’d like to hear from them,” said Kaleen Cottingham, RCO director. “The online town hall meeting will let people tell us about trail issues and what they want to see in the future on their trails, all from the convenience of their own homes.”
The recreation and conservation office is updating the state’s trails plan and the Nonhighway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities ( NOVA) plan. The 2013 Washington State Trails Plan is to assess progress on providing trail recreation opportunities since 1991, identify emerging issues and set the stage for future planning.
The intention of the NOVA plan update is to guide funding to develop and manage recreation opportunities for activities such as cross-country skiing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, sightseeing, motorcycling and riding all-terrain and four-wheel-drive vehicles.
To participate, visit the Trails Town Hall website at watrailstownhall.wordpress.com