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Tag: PenMet Parks


PARKS: Peninsula owes debt to Vernon Young

Re: “Gig Harbor man’s legacy can be found outdoors” (TNT, 1-12).

The entire Gig Harbor Peninsula owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to Vernon Young’s tireless efforts to build parks and trails.

The article was a nice tribute to Young’s legacy, but didn’t stress just how important his impact was. Without Young, there might not be a PenMet Parks District, and without his hard work, many of our lands wouldn’t be in our possession. His legacy won’t be just the parks, trails and lands he helped acquire, build and maintain, but also a shining example how one man’s dedication

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PIERCE COUNTY: Kudos to Flemming for rising above partisan politics

It is rare that I want to tip my cap to a Republican or a former opponent, but Pierce County Councilman Stan Flemming deserves kudos for crossing party lines on Tuesday’s council vote regarding the county’s Redistricting Commission.

Flemming has also been very responsive and engaging in helping PenMet Parks address some county issues that would allow the district to provide more recreational opportunities on the Gig Harbor Peninsula. I hope he continues to do what is right for his constituents, not just his party.

On the flip side, it is disappointing to see Councilmen Roger Bush and Dick Muri

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ELECTION: Seaquist, Kilmer helpful to parks

Earlier this month, PenMet Parks asked the Washington State Department of Transportation to remove a piece of property that borders the Narrows Bridge off the auction block. Thanks to the leadership and quick actions of state Rep. Larry Seaquist and state Sen.Derek Kilmer, that piece of property can now be used by Pierce County or PenMet as a vital link to connect the Scott Pierson and Cushman trails.

I too have been frustrated at times with the results in Olympia, but removing Seaquist and Kilmer this election is not the answer. From my vantage point as a parks commissioner, they

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