From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas Co. Department of Transportation and Development, 503 742-4274 Date: 11-20-12

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Public invited to comment on Ice Age Tonquin Trail Master Plan

Trail mapThe public is invited to comment on the master plan for the Ice Age Tonquin Trail, a multi-use pathway designed to connect the Willamette and Tualatin rivers, and the cities of Tualatin, Sherwood and Wilsonville. To learn more about and/or comment on the project, go to Public comments are due by December 20, 2012.

Metro, in partnership with the cities of Wilsonville, Sherwood and Tualatin, and Clackamas and Washington counties, began the trail master planning work in 2009.  Since then, more than 1,000 community members weighed in at open houses, community festivals, public presentations, interviews and online.  On the Tonquin Trail, nature lovers, joggers, walkers and cyclists will travel through a unique landscape shaped by the glacial Lake Missoula Ice Age floods that occurred 15,000 years ago.

A steering committee of citizens and representatives from the partner cities and counties worked with Metro and a consultant team to finalize the trail route and design, and to identify who will build and operate the trail.  The master plan, including a summary of public comments received by Dec. 20, will be presented to decision-makers in early 2013.

For more information, contact  Clackamas County Senior Planner Lori Mastrantonio, 503-742-4511 or e-mail.