Oregon State Parks

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is accepting public comments on changes to Oregon Administrative Rule language regarding the newly designated Nehalem River Scenic Waterway. The proposed change would adopt management rules for the land adjacent to the waterway.

Specifically, the proposed rules would guide future development within 1/4 mile of the riverbank along the 17.5-mile section of river designated as the waterway.

The Nehalem River Scenic Waterway was designed by Gov. Brown in June. It begins at Henry Rierson Spruce Run campground and ends at the confluence of Cook Creek, near Cougar Valley State Park.

OPRD will accept public comments on the proposed change through 5 p.m. Nov 4. Comments can be made online, in writing, via email or in-person at an upcoming public meeting. Email: OPRD.publiccomment@oregon.gov, or in-person, Monday, Oct. 28, from 6-8 p.m. at North County Recreation District, 36155 Ninth St., Nehalem.

Full text of the proposed change is available online at oregon.gov/oprd/Rules/pages/index.aspx.

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