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Mount Rainier National Park sets public meetings for Camp Muir changes

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on July 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm with No Comments »
July 27, 2012 2:32 pm

Mount Rainier National Park announced today public comment meetings to present plans for changes to structures at Camp Muir. Local meetings will be 6 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Tacoma Mountaineers Clubhouse and Aug. 9 at the park headquarters near Ashford.

Here is the announcement from the park:

The National Park Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment to analyze potential impacts and benefits of proposed alternatives intended to rehabilitate the Camp Muir Historic District, which is located in Mount Rainier National Park. The Environmental Assessment evaluates four alternatives including a no action alternative, and three action alternatives in which historic structures would be retained, and non-historic structures would be replaced or removed. The functions of structures would be optimized to improve visitor and employee safety while protecting natural resources, adjacent Wilderness, and the National Historic Landmark District.

Three public meetings are planned, one in Seattle at REI on August 1; at Mount Rainier National Park Headquarters, 55210 238th Avenue E. (Tahoma Woods Education Center) on August 9; and at the Tacoma Mountaineers Clubhouse on Aug. 6.   Meetings will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Details are listed at the website below.

If you wish to comment on this EA, you may post comments online using the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/muirea or mail comments to:
Superintendent, Mount Rainier National Park, 55210 238th Ave. E., Ashford, Washington, 98304. Please provide comments no later than September 10, 2012.

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