Save the Trees at Whitehorse Park

Here is the latest update from Alyssa about Whitehorse Park.

There will be a meeting on Monday April 25 at 9am at Anne Basker Auditorium amongst the County Commissioners and Planning Department covering decisions made at the meeting in February. The deadline for comment submission is TOMORROW, Wed. April 13 @ 5pm. I apologize for the immediacy and super short time line that you have to submit comments, but it is very important that you do so, please! The more public participation we can get to flood Commissioners with our concerns, the better. So please share this information with anyone else you might feel will submit something. Would also be wonderful for anyone that is available to attend the meeting in person on April 25th to speak.

You can follow the link below to view the notice sent by James Black from the Planning Department for more specific details.

Notice sent by James Black about Whitehorse Park

You can also follow the link to a sample letter from Alyssa for you to copy and paste to send in, but please attach your name, address, and any other concerns that you feel you would like to be submitted into the record as well. Send your comments to jblack@josephinecounty.gov and ask for confirmation that they were received. 

Sample Letter from Alyssa

And here is an excellent letter to the editor written by Mike Oxendine, a supporter from Talent.

Mike Oxendine’s Letter to the Editor (GP Courier) on 3/15/22

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
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