Save the Trees at Whitehorse Park

The rally on Saturday, February 5 at Whitehorse Park in Grants Pass had a turnout of at least 50 people concerned about the Josephine County proposal to cut down over 300 mature, healthy trees to pave an area for RV hook-ups.

There will be a public hearing tomorrow night, February 7, at 6:00 pm at Anne Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass. If you are concerned about the fate of these trees, and the effect of their removal on the rest of the park ecosystem, please attend this meeting, either in person or remotely, or send your written comments in advance.

Come to the hearing on February 7 at 6:00 pm at Anne Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass, or participate by Zoom, or send written comments in advance.
The trees with blue markings are the ones proposed to be cut.
Save the Trees! Trees save us every day. Let’s take the opportunity to return the favor.
We can request a delayed decision to allow for full public participation in the decision-making process. We can request an ecological survey of the potential impacts of this decision.
Notice of Public Hearing
Zoom Info

2 thoughts on “Save the Trees at Whitehorse Park

  1. Great to see a bunch of wonderful SRV people yesterday! Thank you so much for sending this blog post out.

    I do have one concern: With 20 RV sites slated (bad enough), will there really be 75 hookups? If you count each individual hookup for electricity, water and sewage (don’t know if that’s even slated) that would only be 60—but I think folks will see this and think 75 RV sites—yikes! Just want to make sure we are not sending out incorrect information.

    Cheers, Carol

    Carol Valentine, volunteer (she/her) Illinois Valley/Oregon Chapter Sierra Club (541) 761-4746



    1. Hi, Carol, thanks for catching that! I’m not sure how I got the number 75. That was an error, and I did remove it. Great rally yesterday. I am working on my letter to the County Commissioners this afternoon. -Dorothy


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