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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Public invited to help plan for the future of Miller Peninsula State Park Property

Comments on the project accepted through Oct. 31

OLYMPIA – Sept. 17, 2020 – Washington State Parks invites the public to a virtual meeting to begin planning for the future of Miller Peninsula State Park Property, near Sequim. The meeting will be held online via Microsoft Teams. This meeting is the first of several meetings that will inform a long-range plan for the future park.

WHAT 
Washington State Parks Miller Peninsula planning meeting

WHO  
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHEN 
Oct. 6
6 p.m. Pacific Time 

HOW 
Via Microsoft Teams:
https://j.mp/32CRZbO 

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. After the meeting, additional comments can be shared through the project webpage.  Comments on this meeting will be accepted through Oct. 31. There will be additional opportunities to provide input throughout the planning process. 

Anyone requiring special accommodations should contact Nikki Fields by Sept. 30. 

Background
Washington State Parks is beginning work on a long-range plan for Miller Peninsula State Park Property. Miller Peninsula 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 3 miles of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Discovery Bay.

The planning project is expected to result in several products:

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

The project will also consider changes to the nearby Sequim Bay State Park so that the two parks will provide complimentary experiences.

This is the first of several public workshops that will guide the planning project. This workshop will focus on learning people’s hopes and concerns for the park.

News media contacts: 
Nikki Fields, Planning Lead, (360) 902-8658
Toni Droscher, Communications Office, (360) 902-8604

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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.

 News release number: 20-048

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