Madrone Wall Update, OR


By Keith Daellenbach

The third, and last, public involvement meeting concerning the Madrone Wall planning was held October 29. Clackamas County unveiled a draft of the Madrone Wall Final Concept Design. (An earlier design of the area, which has since been abandoned, proposed banning climbing and chopping existing bolts.)

This new design is the result of two previous meetings held in August and September, as well as public outreach efforts that solicited comments from 235 climbers, local citizens, and other outdoor enthusiasts. The design is available for download at www.savemadrone.org and shows onsite parking, trails, and a trailhead kiosk.

The next step is for the County Parks Advisory Board to approve the design at their January 20, 2009 meeting. The meeting will be held at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City at 6:00pm. The Board of County Commissioners must also approve the design at their study session, which is tentatively slated for February 3, 2009 (details available at www.clackamas.us/bcc/schedule.htm). The public is encouraged to attend both meetings.