Poedunk Has Moved!

Please visit www.poedunk.com for further updates.

-M

Trail maps

Check it out. The Great Basin Institute started a cool Nevada State Trails website. Check it out. We got to see about getting some of the Reno-Tahoe trails on that map.

-M

FWD: Open Space Meeting Jan 24

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

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Reno O.S.G.W. Plan postponed till Sept. 12

Dear Open Space and Greenways Plan Stakeholders,

This notice is being sent to you on behalf of Terry Zeller, City of Reno Park Development Planner.  Terry’s contact number is (775) 334-2528.

Regrettably, the staff report and presentation to the City Council on recommendations from the July 26, 2007 Open Space & Greenways Stakeholders Meeting has been moved to the September 12, 2007 Council meeting.  The September 12th agenda will be posted on September 5, 2007.

Please go to www.cityofreno.com, Events Calendar, for this item’s order in the agenda. 

Reno Greenways & Open Space goes to City Council Aug 29

The City of Reno Staff is going to recommend to council to approve the implementation of the City of Reno’s Open Space and Greenways plan by:

1) hiring a full time staff person to head up the City of Reno’s Open Space Plan

2) allocate $200k for initial seeding money for the program (but not for any maintenance)

3) that future funds go towards maintenance of trails/paths, acquisition of open space, open space projects and seed or matching $ for grants.

IF you are in favor of these actions you can voice your support at the meeting, or send an email to the council and local representative.

Will post contact numbers soon – Dale Beesmer

—–Original Message—–

From: Veronica Hee-Garcia [mailto:hee-garciav@ci.reno.nv.us]

Dear Open Space and Greenways Plan Stakeholders,

This notice is being sent to you on behalf of Terry Zeller, City of Reno Park Development Planner. Terry’s contact number is (775) 334-2528.

The staff report and presentation to the City Council on recommendations from the July 26, 2007 Open Space & Greenways Stakeholders Meeting is scheduled for the August 29th Council meeting. The August 29th agenda will be posted on August 22, 2007.

Please go to www.cityofreno.com

Events Calendar, for this item’s order in the agenda.

Thank you.

City Of Reno Open Space Update

Last Thursday eveining (July 26) there was an input meeting and update on the City of Reno’s Greenways and Open Space Plan.  The city staff has proposed the following for implementaion for council approval.

 1) a full time staff person to be hired in the coming months to head up the City of Reno’s Open Space Plan

2) $200k allocated for initial seeding money for the program

3) the money may go towards maintenance of trails/paths, acquisition of open space, open space projects and seed or matching $ for grants.

City staff was there to see if there was a consensus on how to spend or allocate the initial funding.  Their were as many ideas and proposals as persons, but one consensus eventually surfaced. The intial money should NOT go to the mainteenace of existing trails but for something that will be new and tangible (ie a purchase of property, a new trail, etc.).

It was stressed that trail maintence is a very important component to the open space plan and should be included in future budgets of the G.O.S. Plan. 

If approved, this person will be coordinating trail and open space projects between the cities, county, USFS, BLM, private and volunteer groups.  As well as looking for money, grants and matches for these projects.

The City staff will be presenting the above recommendation for approval to the City Council in the near future.

It would be appropriate at the time to send and email or speak at council in favor and support of these recommendations to get the GOS Plan up and going.

 Will let know when this meeting is scheduled and how you can give input  – Dale

FWD: Reno Open Space Input

The City of Reno is seeking input this Thursday on the implementation of the Open Space Plan.  If you are interested the meeting info is below:

Dear Stakeholders,

On behalf on Terry Zeller, City of Reno Park Development Planner, please see the attached agenda for discussion on use of approved funding for the City of Reno Open Space & Greenways Plan.  Your continued interest and anticipated attendance at the Thursday, July 26, 2007 meeting at the California Building in Idlewild Park, 1000 Whitmore Lane, Reno, 6:30 p.m. is appreciated.

Sincerely,

City of Reno

Parks, Recreation and Community Services Administration Office

190 E. Liberty Street Reno  NV  89501

Phone: (775) 334-6265

Fax: (775) 321-8399

Thursday, July 26, 2007

6:30 p.m.

California Building in Idlewild Park

1000  Whitmore Lane, Reno NV 89509

1. Introductions2. Transition of OSGW Plan Management from Community Development Department to
Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department
3. Discussion and Use of FY08 CIP Funding – $200,000

a. Maintenance – Open Space

b. Repair/Renovation – Existing Trails

c. Future Land and Trail Acquisition

d. Other Uses

4. Adjourn