East Beach Road Work

Motorists traveling on East Beach Road along the north shore of Lake Crescent may encounter delays of up to 15 minutes as crews resurface two short segments of road on Tuesday, July 30. Work is scheduled to begin at 8: 00 a.m. and continue until approximately 3:30 p.m. Crews will patch the roadway to provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists. Motorists are advised to slow down, drive with caution, and watch for workers, equipment, and traffic control devices.

 

Current road information is available by calling Olympic National Park’s recorded information line at 360-565-3131 or online at nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/current-road-conditions.htm.

 

Recreation Plan For Public Review

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the release of a draft recreation plan proposal for the Green Mountain and Tahuya state forests. The recreation plan encompasses recreation and public access in the Green Mountain State Forest, Tahuya State Forest, Anderson block, West Tahuya block, Sherwood block, and various scattered parcels north of Green Mountain State Forest. The planning area lands are in northeast Mason County and southeast Kitsap County. The public is invited to learn about the planning process and the proposed draft recommendations. Currently the plan is going through the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review process.

Who: Washington State Department of Natural Resources Recreation Program
What: Community Information Meeting
Why: An opportunity for the public to learn about the planning process, the proposed draft recommendations, as well as how to provide comments the plan proposal.
When: Thursday, August 1
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Belfair Community Baptist Church
23330 Highway 3
Belfair, WA 98528

 

If you are unable to attend the informational meeting, but would like to provide comments on the plan proposal, you may send your comments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or PO Box 47015, Olympia, WA 98504-7015. Visit DNR’s SEPA web page for more information about the proposed project and to review the plan.

www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/Pages/NonProjectActions_PR.aspx

Information about this proposal including the Threshold Determination, SEPA Checklist and supporting documents can be accessed through DNR’s website at:

www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/SEPANonProject/Pages/amp_sepa_other_tahuya_oct.aspx

SEPA comments must be received before 4:30 p.m., August 15

Recreation Planning

The Green Mountain and Tahuya State Forests Recreation Plan will guide DNR in safe and sustainable management in the recreation planning area for the next 10 to 15 years. The plan builds on previous planning efforts and has two primary purposes:

·    Consider a 10 to 15 year vision for recreation and public access in the forests by describing recreation management concepts.

·    Present specific objectives and strategies to guide recreation and access management over the next 10 to 15 years.

 

Mason Area Transit News

Ground Breaking August 1st @ 2 PM at theTransit-Community Center
Groundbreaking Ceremony August 21-23 (date/time TBD) at the  Belfair Transit
Fair & Public Meeting September (date/time TBD) = Volunteer & Community Partnership Recognition Ceremony Transit Improvement Projects In North Mason County

 
Bill Hunter Park in Belfair:
     - Owned by the County as part of the Parks Department; maintained by MTA (mowing, watering, trash pickup)
     - MTA's primary bus stop in Belfair
     - New bus shelter as part of $150K FTA "State of Good Repair Grant" through WSDOT for 15 new bus shelters
     - Extending fencing in partnership with the County and some of the concerned citizens of Belfair

Highway 3 Widening in Belfair:
     - WSDOT project
     - Adding 11 bus shelters along Highway 3
     - Construction to start in spring of 2014

North County Park & Ride:
     - Part of MTA's long-range planning for many years
     - MTA Board renewed support of planning projects last December
     - MTA & County did study in 2007 - found a lot of wetland!
     - Working with WSDOT to update study - determine space needed
     - Talking with County and WSDOT about partnering
     - Will combine ride-share and transit uses, plus MTA satellite office

Public Transit Fair - August 21st in Belfair from 4-7 pm - location to be announced
     - Learn about MTA and how to use your transit system
     - Will have a transit coach, Dial-A-Ride bus, Vanpool van & minivan
     - Planning Roundtable
     - Representatives from the County, WSDOT & Kitsap Transit
     - Talk about Highway 3 shelters, park & ride and service requests/suggestions

 

8th Annual Screen On The Green

Outdoor Movies at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course. Tumwater Parks and Recreation is bringing four of your favorite movies to our outdoor cinema at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course on the first four Fridays in August. Guaranteed fun for the whole family, and admission is FREE. Come early and enjoy dinner on the patio at the River's Edge restaurant. Or feel free to bring your own picnic as long as you abide by park rules. Low-backed chairs are allowed, but grills, umbrellas, and pets are prohibited.

 2013 Movie Listing:
Friday, August 2: "The Amazing Spider-Man" - PG-13
Friday, August 9: "Jack the Giant Slayer" - PG-13
Friday, August 16: "Oz the Great and Powerful" - PG
Friday, August 23: "The Croods" - PG

Gates open at 7:30 pm and movies begin at dusk.
Please call the Parks & Recreation office for more information: (360) 754-4160.
We look forward to seeing you on the GREEN