This post contains a press release from the Salmonberry Coalition in Tillamook. We are excited about this potential trail (one of our top priorities) and hope that someday it can be one of the projects funded though a program such as ConnectOregon.
The Salmonberry Coalition is meeting at the Port of Tillamook Bay’s Officer’s Mess Hall on September 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. 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 grant applications and an update from the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust.
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.
Upcoming Concept Planning Meetings: Draft Concept Plan Presentation
September 23, 2014 – Tillamook (Port of Tillamook Bay’s Officer’s Mess Hall)
September 24, 2014 – Banks (Banks Fire Hall)
September 25, 2014 – Portland (Metro Regional Center, Room 340A&B)
For more information about the meeting or about the Salmonberry Coalition, please contact:
State Trails Coordinator
Trail Programs Unit
Recreation Grants and Community Programs Division
Office (503) 986-0750
Fax (503) 986-0792