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Northumberland County's OHV Recreation Park to Hold First Public Meeting

July 26, 2010 6:00 AM

BLUERIBBON COALITION PARTNER ALERT

Northumberland County's OHV Recreation Park to Hold First Public Meeting

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber in Pennsylvania,

We just received an email from one of BRC's Board members about an important upcoming meeting. Northumberland County's OHV Recreation Park, which is currently in the planning phase, will be holding their first public meeting tomorrow and your help is needed.

I have pasted the information below; please take a minute to read it over and take action. Also, please pass this information on to your friends and family, and please ask them take action as well.

Thanks in advance for your involvement,
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107
 


Northumberland County's OHV Recreation Park to Hold First Public Meeting

Northumberland County's OHV Recreation Park, located in southern Northumberland County Pennsylvania, is currently in the planning phase. This plan is being facilitated through funding from the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources (DCNR). This planning process is expected to last until December. The proposed plan for the park is to take county owned, abandoned coal lands and convert them into an all-encompassing outdoor recreation park.

The first public meeting for the park is Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 6:30 in the Shamokin Area High School Auditorium.
         
          Middle/High School
          2000 West State Street
          Coal Township, PA 17866
          570-648-5731

We need a good showing of interested persons. This means everyone that reads this and can make the drive. We expect firm resistance from a few very vocal groups. We need to make sure that we get as many persons to the meeting that are not locals. Locals we need you there as well!
 
There are some misconceptions regarding the future use of the area that should be clarified at the meeting.

If you are in a club/group, or know 5 other people that enjoy our sport, tell them.
 
This first public meeting will be your best opportunity to have your own input into the development of the park. The Northumberland County officials, and the design and engineering firms, will be there to hear your ideas and comments.

The goal of the project is to build what you guys/gals want and need for your motorized and non-motorized recreational activities. Having 6000+ acres of abandon strip mine land, that has been used extensively for off-roading for the last 40 years, is a great start.

Check out Facebook and the web page for updates and progress on the park. Please leave a comment letting us know what you think.

 


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