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Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency meeting virtually August 8

Those interested in the development of the Salmonberry Trail can follow along at a Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) meeting, scheduled for Monday, August 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Thanks to precautions taken in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency now meets remotely and streams their meetings live on Youtube.

The agenda for the meeting includes project updates, several items pertaining to funding and strategic planning, and an opportunity for public comment, according to a meeting notice from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

Not specifically listed in public notice for the meeting is the news that the Salmonberry Trail Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the trail building effort, is seeking a new Executive Director, according to a job posting made August 3.

To submit public comment for board members to review during the meeting, participants are asked to email comments to [email protected].

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.

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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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