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Adopting the Salmonberry Trail into Tillamook Area Local Comprehensive and Transportation Plans

January 6, 2016
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The Salmonberry Trail local code adoption project was funded by a grant from the Oregon Transporation and Growth Management (TGM) Program. TGM is a joint effort of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation Development (DLCD). The Port of Tillamook Bay (POTB) is managing the code project on behalf of these two agencies. ODOT contracted with DKS and Parametrix to conduct this effort.

A preliminary set of evaluations of suggested local plan amendments have been completed and have been reviewed with the cities of Wheeler, Rockaway Beach, Garibaldi, Bay City, and Tillamook and Tillamook County. Now is the time for the public to weigh in. Six public meetings have been scheduled throughout the communities this January. Join project staff and community leaders to find out what is being considered. In addition to reviewing the suggested local plan amendments, you can share your ideas for the Trail’s future planning and development, and learn more about the Concept Plan.

For information on your local meeting, agenda, dates and locations visit the Port of Tillamook Bay website http://www.potb.org.

Salmonberry Trail – Project Informational Video

June 8, 2015

A short informational video was created for the Salmonberry Trail display at the International Trails Symposium.  Please click the link to see the video:

https://youtu.be/TsuYXyRvi-0

 

Brownfield – Project Overview

May 27, 2015

The Salmonberry Trail EPA Brownfield Grant held a Community Advisory Committee meeting on May 4, 2015.  This meeting was held to provide a basic overview of the project.  The project team has attached a copy of the presentation below.

 

Salmonberry – May 4 2015 CAC Meeting

 

For further information on the EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant for the Salmonberry Trail, please contact Annette Pampush (503-842-3902 or apampush@co.tillamook.or.us) or Chris Chiola (503-842-3409 or cchiola@co.tillamook.or.us).

Tillamook County Receives EPA – Brownfield Assessment Grant

May 27, 2015

Tillamook County received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment Grant for the Salmonberry Trail project. The grant establishes funding for assessment of properties considered brownfields, which are vacant or underutilized property where actual or perceived environmental contamination complicates its expansion or redevelopment. The grant monies will be used to complete a brownfields inventory and site ranking, Phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs), Phase II ESAs, cleanup planning, and public involvement activities. The goal of the assessment process is to identify sites that pose the most benefit to the community or trail project through cleanup and/or redevelopment. The EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant process has been established for a period of 3 years (through September 2017).

For further information on the EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant for the Salmonberry Trail, please contact Annette Pampush (503-842-3902 or apampush@co.tillamook.or.us) or Chris Chiola (503-842-3409 or cchiola@co.tillamook.or.us).

Salmonberry Coalition to meet March 13, 2015 in Tillamook

February 25, 2015

The Salmonberry Coalition is meeting at the Port of Tillamook Bay’s Officer’s Mess Hall on March 13, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The Officer’s Mess Hall is located at 6823 Officer’s Row, Tillamook OR 97141. This is a scheduled quarterly meeting and is a public meeting. The Salmonberry Coalition’s agenda includes an update on the concept planning process, an update on the governance planning, an update on grant projects and an update from the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust’s capital campaign planning effort.

The Salmonberry Coalition is a steering committee involving public and private partners and anchored in Tillamook County by the Port of Tillamook Bay, local government and elected leaders to make recommendations on re-linking the communities along the rail corridor – from Banks to Tillamook – by converting the no-longer functional portions of rail line to a trail and adding a trail adjacent to the viable sections of rail. This unique 86-mile recreational opportunity, steeped in history, natural beauty and adventure, can connect urban and rural Oregon – the Portland area to the Coast – while tapping into a wide network of existing recreation trail and facilities, educational opportunities and heritage sites.

For more information about the meeting or about the Salmonberry Coalition, please contact:

For more information about the meeting or about the Salmonberry Coalition, please contact Rocky Houston, State Trails Coordinator, at (503) 986-0750, rocky.houston@oregon.gov .

Concept Plan….Final Draft completed

November 8, 2014

The final draft of the Salmonberry Corridor Concept plan is completed and ready for your review.

Salmonberry_Final_Draft Concept Plan

Thanks for everyone’s participation with the planning effort, we could not have gotten the plan to here without your assistance.  We have had thousands of comments and almost 30,000 views of the blog during the planning process.

Salmonberry Coalition meeting – November 14, 2014 (Banks)

November 5, 2014

The Salmonberry Coalition is meeting in Banks, Oregon on November 14, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Banks Fire Hall, 300 Main Street, Banks, OR. This is a scheduled quarterly meeting and is a public meeting. The Salmonberry Coalition’s agenda includes a review of the final draft Concept Plan. The Salmonberry Corridor Concept Plan (final draft) will be available for review online on November 7, 2014 at http://www.salmonberrycorridor.wordpress.com .

The Salmonberry Coalition is a steering committee involving public and private partners and anchored in Tillamook County by the Port of Tillamook Bay, local government and elected leaders to make recommendations on re-linking the communities along the rail corridor – from Banks to Tillamook – by converting the no-longer functional portions of rail line to a trail and adding a trail adjacent to the viable sections of rail. This unique 86-mile recreational opportunity, steeped in history, natural beauty and adventure, can connect urban and rural Oregon – the Portland area to the Coast – while tapping into a wide network of existing recreation trail and facilities, educational opportunities and heritage sites.

For more information about the meeting or about the Salmonberry Coalition, please contact Rocky Houston, State Trails Coordinator, at (503) 986-0750, rocky.houston@oregon.gov .

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