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January - April 2016 Nature News Released

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The January - April 2016 Nature News publication has just been released and is available to read online here. Find out what is happening in your favorite park and see what winter programs you can participate in.

Water Service Turned Off for the 2015 Season

Monday, November 02, 2015

Water service in our parks, campgrounds, and along our trails has now been shut down for the 2015 season.

Parks and trails are still open to the public year-round. Non-flush restrooms will be available until water service is turned back on in the spring of 2016.

Easter Lake Improvements Begin

Monday, November 02, 2015


Restoration plans for Easter Lake have been approved and are moving forward. Within the next few weeks, the lake will be lowered by 4 feet in order to replace the spillway gate valve. This drop in water level will also allow staff and contractors a great opportunity to document and prioritize future shoreline restoration areas and propose less expensive methods to improve shoreline erosion issues. Winter snowmelt and spring rains will fill the lake back up in 2016.

The lake will be drained in early 2017 so shoreline stabilization work and fish habitat improvements can take place. Improvements will subside by early 2018 and the lake will re-fill naturally in


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