For Immediate ReleaseAugust 10, 2018
Five open space preserves near San Rafael to be discussed at meeting
San Rafael, CA – Marin County Parks is inviting visitors to a community workshop August 25 in San Rafael that will help the department plan for management of roads and trails in the San Rafael area.
The workshop takes place from 1-3 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway. Neighbors, environmentalists, cyclists, hikers, equestrians – anyone who enjoys Marin’s open spaces – are invited to attend and encouraged to provide feedback on maps illustrating proposed designations and natural resource assessments for the Region 5 preserves.
Community engagement and science-based planning have been integral to the success of the Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP), approved by the Marin County Open Space District Board of Directors in 2014. The purpose of the RTMP is to establish a road and trail system that is sustainable, safe, enjoyable, and reduces environmental impact. It incorporates a consistent, inclusive, science-based approach to road and trail management. In its first four years, Parks has successfully collaborated with the community to formally designate roads and trails in Regions 1, 2, 3, and 4, resulting in a smaller environmental footprint and a better recreational experience for visitors.
After roads and trails are designated, RTMP implementation can include trail upgrades, realignments, road-to-trail conversions, new trail construction, and decommissions to improve roads and trails while restoring habitat.
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Jon CampoSenior Natural Resource PlannerMarin County Parks
Marin Civic CenterSuite 260San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-2686Email: Jon CampoMarin County Parks website