People of Whatcom and Skagit Counties,
If you have something to share for the direction of Larrabee State Park- here’s your opportunity. This is a message from Eric Brown, with WMBC on behalf of the outdoor community for input on Larrabee State Park:
We need another stellar turnout from our community tomorrow night for round two of the Long-Term Management Plan Meeting for Larrabee State Park. Your attendance will help the State Parks better understand that mountain bikers are a growing user group and that the park should consider incorporating bike trails into their future trail plans. If you’ve not seen what we’ve proposed, you can do so here:http://kevinmenard.files.
Stage Two – Exploring alternative approaches
At this stage, the planning team suggests potential alternative approaches to address the various issues and concerns raised by people in stage one. No preferred alternative is established; rather this is an opportunity to understand the range of possibilities.
Some issues to consider raising:
- No authorized route below Double Black for mt. bikers.
- Limited # of trails in park means trail users often utilize Cleator Road.
- Limited # of trails for mt. bikes makes it very hard to create an appropriate event/race route.
- Users are currently forced to trespass to get to Clayton Beach.
The second public workshop will be held on:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Fairhaven Public Library
1117 12th Street in Bellingham
You can get more information at http://www.parks.wa.gov/864/
If you can’t attend, you can contact Randy Kline at (360) 902-8632or send an email at: Larrabee.Planning@parks.
More about the C.A.M.P. Process:
“Washington State Parks has begun a public process that will lead to a long-term management plan for Larrabee State Park. The planning process addresses overall visitor experiences, natural resources, use of park buildings, recreation areas and trails and other topics of interest to the community. The purpose of the meeting is to select land classifications within the park boundary. The classifications will be used to determine appropriate recreation uses and to inform operation of the park, taking into consideration any stewardship and protection concerns.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.