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Open house on designating the Oregon Coast Trail as an Oregon State Scenic Trail April 1, 2014 in Coos Bay

March 14, 2014

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is having an open house on the Oregon Coast Trail to seek public comments on the designation of the trail as a State Designated Scenic Trail. The open house will be held April 1, 2014 at the Coos Bay Library, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

The State Trail designation program was established in 1971 as part of the Recreational Trails Act to help promote Oregon's exceptional scenic beauty and excellent outdoor recreation. Oregon Regional Trails are non-motorized trails that provide close-to-home recreation opportunities while connecting communities, recreation sites, schools and other destinations and/or to other significant trails. Regional trails are more than five miles long, open to the public, substantially complete, and lie on public lands or public rights-of-way or easements.

The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council will use public comments to guide their recommendation to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission. For more information or to comment on the designation, contact Rocky Houston, State Trails Coordinator, at (503) 986-0750 or at rocky.houston@oregon.gov.