Santa Rosa, CA – February 13, 2019 – Sonoma County Regional Parks invites the public to a Feb. 23 informational meeting for two trails planned on the North Coast. Park planners will provide updates on a 1.1-mile trail proposed for the Kashia Coastal Reserve north of Salt Point State Park and a .9-mile trail proposed for Stewarts Point Ranch.
The projects will be built on trail easements conveyed to Regional Parks as part of the properties’ conservation agreements. The trails will provide new public access to coastal bluffs and will be part of the 1,200-mile California Coastal Trail network, which is planned to one day connect Oregon and Mexico.
The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Fort Ross School, 30600 Seaview Road, in Cazadero. Planning staff will present information on the acquisition of the trail easements, biologic resources, geologic conditions, cultural significance, and preliminary trail alignments. The public will have an opportunity to review trail plans and provide comments.
Subsequent steps in the development process include finalizing the trail design, conducting environmental reviews, acquiring regulatory permits and securing grant funding for construction.
The Sonoma County Regional Parks system includes 56 parks, beaches, and trails. Regional Parks’ mission is to create healthy communities and contribute to the county’s economic vitality by acquiring, developing, managing, maintaining parks. Regional Parks preserves natural and cultural resources and offers opportunities for recreation and education that enhance the quality of life and well-being of residents and visitors.