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Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) to host annual Salmonberry Coalition Meeting Oct. 3

Sept. 25, 2017

Tillamook, OR -- The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency will host their annual combined Coalition meeting on Oct. 3, 2017. The meeting will be from 3 -- 6 p.m. at the Officer's Mess Hall at the Port of Tillamook Bay, 6825 Officer's Row.

The meeting will begin with a presentation on the recently completed Salmonberry Trail Brownfields Study for Tillamook County. Understanding the environmental conditions and risk, and developing cleanup strategies for the rail corridor are important steps in the development of the Salmonberry Trail. The agenda also includes status updates of the current Valley Segment Master Plan Study and the new Strategic Marketing Plan. The presentations will be followed by a STIA business meeting.

The Salmonberry Coalition, formed during the development of a feasibility study and conceptual plan, is a stakeholder group consisting of public and private partners focused on making the Salmonberry Trail a reality. The Salmonberry Trail will connect eight cities and two counties, passing by the Oregon coastline, fisheries, farmland and the rugged Oregon Coast Range. The route follows the Port of Tillamook Bay Railway, which closed in 2007 after experiencing catastrophic storm damage.

The STIA, an outgrowth of the Salmonberry Coalition, was established as the governance structure to promote and facilitate coordinated direction and guidance in planning, development and maintenance of the proposed multi-use trail.

For more information, contact Dennis Wiley, Salmonberry Trail Project Manager at 503-986-0723 or dennis.wiley@oregon.gov.