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Salmonberry Trail group to meet in Buxton Feb. 16

Those interested in the development of the Salmonberry Trail can follow along at a Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency meeting, scheduled for Thursday, February 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hornshuh Creek Fire Station in Buxton.

The route of the proposed Salmonberry Trail—and the subject of a recent grant request—runs directly behind the station.

Those interested in walking the tracks, which are owned by the Port of Tillamook Bay and usually closed to visitors were asked to email the Salmonberry Trail Foundation for an opportunity before or after the meeting at [email protected].

A notice for the meeting said the focus of February’s meeting would be to hear from the Salmonberry Trail Foundation on their plans, projects, and the building of their organization.

Also on the docket are plans to reacquaint board members with the history of STIA and STF, and review a number of administrative matters.

STF Executive Director Caroline Fitchett began her role in mid-January of this year, making the February STIA meeting her first as executive director of the nonprofit arm of the effort to build the trail.

A full agenda can be found online.

The proposed Salmonberry Trail is an 87-mile corridor that follows the Port of Tillamook Bay Railway From Banks to Tillamook, passing through Manning, Buxton, Timber, Enright, Mohler, and other communities and cities in Washington and Tillamook Counties.

STIA was formed in 2015 as a framework of government agencies, including the Oregon Department of Forestry, Washington County, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and more. It is the government entity responsible for promoting and leading planning, development and maintenance of the proposed Salmonberry Trail.

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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