County seeks comments on plan to preserve open space

April 17, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. April 17, 2010

King County leaders want input on the future of open space.

The county continues to work on updates to the Open Space Plan, the document behind county acquisition, development, funding, management and stewardship of undeveloped land across King County. The document helps the county to be eligible for federal and state grants, like those from the state Recreation and Conservation Office.

Under rules established in the State Environmental Policy Act, the plan must be reviewed. The state OK’d the draft April 8. The county will accept comments on the environmental review until 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Learn more about the plan, and how to comment, here.

King County Council members must adopt the latest update to the Open Space Plan. The plan will next be sent to the council for review, additional public comment and, finally, adoption. Officials last revised the plan in 2004.

King County Parks and Recreation — the agency updating the plan — tends to natural areas and forests, in addition to parks and trails, spread across 26,000 acres.

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