FWD: Open Space Meeting Jan 24

PUBLIC WORKSHOP TO REVIEW FINAL DRAFT OF WASHOE COUNTY’S OPEN SPACE PLAN ON JANUARY 24TH

A new projection forecasts the county population to nearly double to 790,000 by 2040. Peavine Mountain is more than 50% private land. The Virginia Range, now mostly undeveloped, is 90% privately owned.

The county is giving citizens one last chance to review the draft Regional Open Space Plan on January 24, 2008, before the adoption phase, when the plan goes to the Washoe County Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners for approval in February/March, and from there to the cities for their buyin.

We’ll be formulating Talking Points and asking people to attend or write letters to our representatives when exact meeting times are announced.

In the meantime, please attend the January 24th meeting. The format is similar to the October 23, 2007 meeting, with of the plan available for review. This document will be the blueprint for open space for twenty years. It’s vital to be involved now!

Open Space Plan Public Input Workshop
Thursday, January 24, 2008
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Wilbur D. May Museum
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno

“Washoe County is now at a stage where preserving open space is critical to the future of our economy, as well as our environment,” said Lynda Nelson, Planning Manager for Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space. “Every resident has a stake in how these resources are impacted by growth and increasing use.”

For additional information or to request a special needs accommodation, please contact Lynda Nelson at 823-6511 or Bill Whitney at 328-3617. Or Susan at 843-7481

 

Keep Washoe Wild! A Project of Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Scenic Nevada, and the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club

Susan Juetten
Keep Washoe Wild!
775-843-7481

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