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Salmonberry Corridor – Awarded $400,000 EPA Grant

June 3, 2014

In December, 2013, a workgroup began developing an EPA Environmental Site Assessment grant application for the Salmonberry Rails and Trails project portion located in Tillamook County. On behalf of the workgroup, we are pleased to announce that Tillamook County’s EPA grant application for the Tillamook County, OR Community Wide Assessment project affiliated with the Salmonberry Corridor Rails and Trails project has been awarded $400,000 and the announcement was released last week.

The redevelopment of the railway into a non-motorized trail requires addressing the potential environmental impacts and identify the cleanup considerations that will impact the reuse planning. With the EPA Environmental Site Assessment (Brownfields) funding, the County will conduct public outreach, assessment work, and remediation planning work. The public outreach will include two phases. The first phase of public meetings will focus on garnering support for the project and to educate the public about brownfields. The second phase of public meetings will be focused on community health and well-being of Tillamook County’s citizens and environment. Specifically, the re-use of the site and its impacts on the community’s health will be explored.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Paul Norman permalink
    June 3, 2014 6:33 am

    Fabulous news.

  2. Roger Porzig permalink
    June 3, 2014 8:03 am

    What a great progress mover. It is good to see this project getting some traction.

  3. June 4, 2014 4:09 am

    $400k for an environmental assessment and getting community support. Just build the damn thing already. This is so pathetic. The only progress that is happening here is for the consultants that will tell you what a decent civil engineer should be able to point out in their sleep. Cycle Oregon gave them $100k last year which was matched by others to do a feasibility study. Thus they are $600k in to the project and not 1 mile of path has been cleared.

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