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Open House Scheduled for Highway 7 Recreation Improvements Plan

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Date: August 7, 2006
Contact: Kyle Patterson, Public Information Officer, Rocky Mountain National Park, 970-586-1363
Contact: Laura Pramuk, Public Affairs Specialist, Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest, 303-245-6429

The National Park Service and the US Forest Service will be hosting an open house to gather public input for the initial planning stages of the Highway 7 Recreation Improvements Plan. On Monday, August 14, 2006, an open house will be held at the Aspen Lodge from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Longs Peak Room, located at 6120 Highway 7.

At this open house, Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest staff will provide a variety of information and gather feedback from participants. "Our agencies have formed a partnership to develop a plan that will focus on recreation improvements at the Lily Lake and Longs Peak Trailhead areas within the national park, and at the Meeker Park Campground within the national forest. We look forward to the public’s participation in this planning effort," said Park Superintendent, Vaughn Baker.

Some of the items covered during the open house will include exploring additional recreational opportunities, describing current use in the area, addressing issues, and describing the planning process. Information gathered at the open house will enable park and forest staff to develop alternatives which will be carried forward as the plan evolves.

If you are unable to attend, please submit your ideas for the plan in writing by August 31, 2006, to: Superintendent, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO 80517 or email: romo_superintendent@nps.gov

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