An Inspired Public Meeting.
Make your Mark on the Map
At our public meeting on August 14th and 15th we asked attendees to make their mark on the map and describe what they would like to see added, changed, removed, or kept just the way it is at our state parks in the Gorge.
Park planners then gave a presentation describing our process for planning state parks in more detail and what followed was an engaged discussion about what people feel is important about the Gorge.
What we heard over and over again is that people love the Gorge because it is a source of inspiration; to play outside, explore new places, learn about geology and history, connect with nature, to create. What we heard most is that the Columbia Gorge is a powerful place that inspires the soul and that it needs to be managed in such a way as to allow people to access it now and in the future. It became clear that both protecting and providing access to the Columbia River Gorge benefits local communities as well as park visitors.
Are you inspired by the Columbia River Gorge?
If you missed the meeting you can still share your comments with us by taking our online survey or leaving comments below. We will post the summary of our on-line survey in a few weeks.