Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

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Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby Nelg » September 13th, 2012, 10:11 am

Hot off the presses:

Public Open House scheduled for October 2, 2012 for input on the proposed Phase
2 Long Range Action Goals Plans for Pinckney Recreation Area and Waterloo
Recreation Area.


The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that an open house designed
for the public to provide input on the proposed Phase 2 Long Range Action Goals Plans
for Pinckney Recreation Area in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, and Waterloo
Recreation Area in Ingham, Jackson and Washtenaw Counties, will be held on Tuesday,
October 2, 2012. The open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gerald Eddy
Discovery Center, located at 17030 Bush Road, Chelsea, MI.

These two recreation areas, which are adjacent to each other, combine to provide over
30,000 acres of public recreational property in Jackson, Livingston and Washtenaw
Counties. The parks are home to diverse natural and cultural resources. Waterloo
Recreation Area features more rare animals and plant species, and more exemplary
natural communities, than any other park in the state system. A broad spectrum of
recreation opportunities are enjoyed in both parks, including; modern and rustic camping,
many boating and fishing options, and a vast area of public land open to hunting,
trapping, and other recreation. Significant for both parks are the trail use activities
enjoyed by equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers/runners/walkers, and others.

This open house will provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment
on specific long range actions that are recommended for these two parks. The DNR’s
planning consultant, Birchler Arroyo, Associates will conduct the open house and DNR
staff will also be available to participate in presenting an overview of the planning
process and to address questions regarding the park and the planning efforts underway.

For more information about this open house, the proposed plans, or persons needing
accommodations to attend this open house, contact Paul N. Curtis, DNR Park
Management Plan Administrator, at 517-335-4832 (TTY/TDD711 Michigan Relay
Center for the hearing impaired) at least five business days before the open house.
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Re: Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby dauber76 » September 13th, 2012, 11:06 am

Nelg wrote:Hot off the presses:

Public Open House scheduled for October 2, 2012 for input on the proposed Phase
2 Long Range Action Goals Plans for Pinckney Recreation Area and Waterloo
Recreation Area.


The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that an open house designed
for the public to provide input on the proposed Phase 2 Long Range Action Goals Plans
for Pinckney Recreation Area in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, and Waterloo
Recreation Area in Ingham, Jackson and Washtenaw Counties, will be held on Tuesday,
October 2, 2012. The open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gerald Eddy
Discovery Center, located at 17030 Bush Road, Chelsea, MI.

These two recreation areas, which are adjacent to each other, combine to provide over
30,000 acres of public recreational property in Jackson, Livingston and Washtenaw
Counties. The parks are home to diverse natural and cultural resources. Waterloo
Recreation Area features more rare animals and plant species, and more exemplary
natural communities, than any other park in the state system. A broad spectrum of
recreation opportunities are enjoyed in both parks, including; modern and rustic camping,
many boating and fishing options, and a vast area of public land open to hunting,
trapping, and other recreation. Significant for both parks are the trail use activities
enjoyed by equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers/runners/walkers, and others.

This open house will provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment
on specific long range actions that are recommended for these two parks. The DNR’s
planning consultant, Birchler Arroyo, Associates will conduct the open house and DNR
staff will also be available to participate in presenting an overview of the planning
process and to address questions regarding the park and the planning efforts underway.

For more information about this open house, the proposed plans, or persons needing
accommodations to attend this open house, contact Paul N. Curtis, DNR Park
Management Plan Administrator, at 517-335-4832 (TTY/TDD711 Michigan Relay
Center for the hearing impaired) at least five business days before the open house.


Thanks for forwarding this on. At this rate, they might have a final decision made in another decade or two. :roll:
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Re: Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby jajones » September 13th, 2012, 11:10 am

dauber76 wrote:
Nelg wrote:Hot off the presses:

Public Open House scheduled for October 2, 2012 for input on the proposed Phase
2 Long Range Action Goals Plans for Pinckney Recreation Area and Waterloo
Recreation Area.


The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that an open house designed
for the public to provide input on the proposed Phase 2 Long Range Action Goals Plans
for Pinckney Recreation Area in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, and Waterloo
Recreation Area in Ingham, Jackson and Washtenaw Counties, will be held on Tuesday,
October 2, 2012. The open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gerald Eddy
Discovery Center, located at 17030 Bush Road, Chelsea, MI.

These two recreation areas, which are adjacent to each other, combine to provide over
30,000 acres of public recreational property in Jackson, Livingston and Washtenaw
Counties. The parks are home to diverse natural and cultural resources. Waterloo
Recreation Area features more rare animals and plant species, and more exemplary
natural communities, than any other park in the state system. A broad spectrum of
recreation opportunities are enjoyed in both parks, including; modern and rustic camping,
many boating and fishing options, and a vast area of public land open to hunting,
trapping, and other recreation. Significant for both parks are the trail use activities
enjoyed by equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers/runners/walkers, and others.

This open house will provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment
on specific long range actions that are recommended for these two parks. The DNR’s
planning consultant, Birchler Arroyo, Associates will conduct the open house and DNR
staff will also be available to participate in presenting an overview of the planning
process and to address questions regarding the park and the planning efforts underway.

For more information about this open house, the proposed plans, or persons needing
accommodations to attend this open house, contact Paul N. Curtis, DNR Park
Management Plan Administrator, at 517-335-4832 (TTY/TDD711 Michigan Relay
Center for the hearing impaired) at least five business days before the open house.


Thanks for forwarding this on. At this rate, they might have a final decision made in another decade or two. :roll:


In large part, decisions have been made! PM me your emails if you want more info on what is going on.
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Re: Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby kiloman » November 11th, 2012, 7:58 pm

I'll keep my finger crossed that they can connect Pinckney and Waterloo for biking. :D I just rode Poto today for my first time and had a great time. Now if Pinckney and Waterloo could be connected for MTBing that would be epic!
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Re: Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby J.knight » April 6th, 2013, 8:14 pm

Any updates here?
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Re: Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby jajones » April 9th, 2013, 6:40 pm

Very close, Knight. Progress is being made. Hope to have a formal update in the next few weeks.
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Re: Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby aarontriton » May 17th, 2013, 8:56 am

Any updates? Just looking forward to have some trails a little closer
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Re: Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby jajones » May 18th, 2013, 6:24 pm

Sorry. Things are taking a bit longer than anticipated due to a couple snags, but I believe we will have an announcement to make in the next few weeks.
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Re: Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby aarontriton » July 8th, 2013, 3:05 pm

Hate to be a pest. but wondering if there are any new developments?
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Re: Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby jajones » July 8th, 2013, 9:24 pm

You are not a pest! Things are progressing, but slowly.

The Waterloo Working Group (for additional mountain bike trail development in Waterloo) will be meeting with the MDNR next week. Both MMBA and IMBA Advocacy Reps will be in attendance. We will be looking at workable corridor options for trail development subsequent to the recommendations of the Waterloo Working Group.

Will post once we have more solidified info.
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Re: Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby aarontriton » July 9th, 2013, 8:35 am

Thanks for the update. Hope to see some more news soon!
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Re: Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby Chris K » July 11th, 2013, 7:54 am

Thank You for all the work MMBA does so we can go ride our bikes in the dirt!! Looking forward to this potential spot.
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Re: Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Postby jajones » July 16th, 2013, 7:15 pm

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