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Posted on: June 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] NEWS: State Parks sets meeting to discuss planning for Miller Peninsula, Sequim Bay

Public invited to weigh in on the future of recreation at these two Olympic Peninsula area parks

OLYMPIA – June 16, 2021 – Washington State Parks invites the public to a virtual meeting later this month to learn about ongoing planning for Miller Peninsula State Park Property and Sequim Bay State Park.

The online meeting will focus on alternative approaches of developing a new full-service state park on the Miller Peninsula property and on alternatives for updates to Sequim Bay State Park.

Components of the Miller Peninsula planning project include:  

  • Land classifications for the park.
  •  A long-term park boundary.
  • A park master plan.
  • A predesign report with detail on the first phase of development.
  • An official park name.

The project will also consider changes to Sequim Bay State Park. The agency aims to provide complementary experiences between the two parks.

WHAT
Public meeting: Miller Peninsula State Park Property and Sequim Bay State Park Master Planning  

WHO
Washington State Parks Planning Program

WHEN
6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 30
 

WHERE
Via Microsoft Teams
Join the meeting.
To join the meeting, select Watch on the web instead, and then Join anonymously.       

You do not need to download Microsoft Teams to join. You will need a web browser and speakers to watch and listen to the presentation.

The public can provide written questions, comments and suggestions during the meeting and until July 18. More information can be found on the project web page.

For additional information, or to request special accommodations for the meeting, please contact Nikki Fields at planning@parks.wa.gov, or (360) 902-8658.

Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/Voice communication.

About Miller Peninsula State Park Property
 
Miller Peninsula State Park Property is a 2,800-acre undeveloped park in the north Olympic Peninsula, just east of Sequim and north of Highway 101 in Clallam County. The property includes a trail system for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians through a beautiful second-growth forest. It also includes three miles of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Discovery Bay

About Sequim Bay State Park
Sequim Bay State Park is a year-round, 92-acre marine camping park with 4,909 feet of saltwater coast in the Sequim "rain shadow," just inside Puget Sound on the Olympic Peninsula.

News media contacts:
Nikki Fields, Planning Program (360) 902-8658
Meryl Lassen, Communications Office, (360) 902-8604, media@parks.wa.gov 

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About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. 

 

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