01/10/2007

Your Voice Needed To Keep Madrone Wall Project Moving Forward, OR

Date: 1/11/2007

By Keith K. Daellenbach, Madrone Wall Preservation Committee

In January, 2006 the Board of County Commissioners unanimously accepted the Clackamas County Parks Advisory Board (PAB) recommendations that the Hardscrabble property (a.k.a. Madrone Wall) become part of the Clackamas River Watershed Protection and not be sold to a private interest or mined. At Decembers PAB meeting, a list of park planning items was distributed and this will be evaluated and re-prioritized at the January and February PAB meetings. On this list under General Parks - Miscellaneous was an itemization of $40,000 for parks master planning at Hardscrabble.

At the 16 January and 20 February 2007 PAB meetings, park planning items in the five year parks plan will be re-evaluated and re-prioritized. Please take this opportunity to register your support for this park creation project by contacting the Board of County Commissioners [email protected] and urge them to take the next stepparks master planning for the Hardscrabble/Madrone Wall site located 2.2 miles east of Carver along County Scenic Highway 224. Please continue to respect Clackamas Countys No Trespassing posting at the Madrone Wall.

Updates are regularly posted on our www.savemadrone.org website.