Ground Breaking for ‘Bridging the Gap’ Trail Project Dec. 7

Ceremonies for the Chehalis-Western trail overpass at Pacific Avenue at the Olympia-Lacey border will include local dignitaries, community members and fans of the regional trail system. This is the third and final segment of the "Bridging the Gap" project.  It will complete the connections between the Interstate-5 Bridge / northern part of the Chehalis Western Trail and the southern part of the trail that currently terminates at 12th Avenue.  It will include the permanent alignment behind South Sound Center.  At Pacific Avenue it will provide an at-grade crossing opportunity as well as an elevated bridge structure, similar to the Martin Way crossing. It will intersect at the Woodland Trail with the region’s first bicycle roundabout.

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Comments Wanted For Grays Harbor Salmon Management Options

OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will accept public comments during a meeting scheduled Dec. 6-7 in Olympia on draft policy options for managing salmon fisheries in Grays Harbor.

Also at the two-day meeting, the public will have an opportunity to comment on proposals that would increase the daily catch limit for walleye on the San Poil River and prohibit the use of internal combustion motors while fishing on a portion of the Naselle River.  

The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will convene in Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. both days.

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Public Comment Wanted For Draft Regional Transportation Plan

The Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization (PRTPO) invites the public to comment on its draft Regional Transportation Plan by Dec. 31, 2013. The plan will be presented to the public at an open house on Dec. 16; 4-5:30PM;Commissioners Chambers, Mason County Bldg. 1; 41 5th St; Shelton, WA. More information HERE.

MCPT Advisory Board Opening

Mason County Parks and Trails Department are currently recruiting for one opening to serve on the Mason County Parks and Trails Department Advisory Board. Check HERE for information.