La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve

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PUBLIC MEETING: MIDPEN BOARD OF DIRECTORS  October 21, 2020 at 5 p.m.

The Public Access Working Group is made up of citizens and Midpen board members evaluating options for expanding public access to the central area of Midpen’s La Honda Creek Preserve. At this meeting, the Working Group’s recommendations will be shared with Midpen’s board of directors for consideration. This meeting is being held virtually due to COVID-19 public health guidelines. The meeting agenda is anticipated to be posted here on October 8 and will include details and participation instructions. Submit a comment here if you would like it to be read out loud to the committee during the meeting. 

The La Honda Public Access Working Group worked with Midpen staff on the La Honda Parking and Trailhead Access Feasibility Study to:

  • Consider and evaluate parking location/trailhead access options that meet the Board-approved project goals and objectives
  • Make suggestions to the Midpen project team
  • Provide feedback to Midpen's planning and natural resources board committee, which makes recommendations to Midpen's full board of directors for final decisions informed by input from both the Working Group and board committee. 

La Honda Parking and Trailhead Access Feasibility Study Goals

  • Establish new public access in the central portion of La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve
  • Design elements to reflect the rural character of the site and the Red Barn
  • Provide safe public access
  • Balance public access with grazing activities
  • Include amenities that facilitate environmental education
  • Protect scenic views of and from the site

Committee Meetings

Meeting agendas and materials are posted a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Date Meeting Information
Aug. 22, 2019 La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting
Meeting Summary - August 22, 2019
Sept. 12, 2019
6:30-9:30 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting
Meeting Summary - September 12, 2019
Oct. 19, 2019
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting - TOUR
Meeting Summary - October 19, 2019
Nov. 16, 2019
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting - TOUR
Meeting Summary - November 16, 2019
Dec. 12, 2019
6:30-9:30 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting
Meeting Summary - December 12, 2019
Midpen Office
Feb. 6, 2020
6:30-9:30 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting
Meeting Summary - February 6, 2020
La Honda Elementary
Mar. 5, 2020
6:30-9:30 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting
Midpen Office
Jul. 28, 2020
1 - 4 p.m.
Midpen Planning and Natural Resources Committee (PNR)
Virtual meeting
October 21, 2020
5 p.m.
Midpen Board of Directors Meeting (Link to agenda will be posted here October 8)
Virtual meeting

Working Group Members

The Working Group is expected to serve approximately 12 to 18 months. The group is comprised of:

Members Representation and Appointment
Board Directors
Larry Hassett, Ward 6
Curt Riffle, Ward 4
-Represent policy interests of the Board.
-Appointed by the Board President. Excludes Directors currently serving on PNR.
La Honda area community representatives
Ari Delay
Karl Lusebrink
Kathleen Moazed
-Represent local community interests and local perspectives.
-Ideally reside in the Town of La Honda or in relative proximity to the Preserve or the Highway 84 corridor  (see map).
-Recruited through an application process. Selected and appointed by the full Board on June 26, 2019.
Ward 6 stakeholders
Lou Bordi
Barbara Hooper
-Represent more localized Ward 6 interests and perspectives.
-Appointed by the Director of Ward 6.
Ward Stakeholders
Melany Moore: Ward 1
Art Heinrich: Ward 2
Willie Wool: Ward 3
Sandy Sommer: Ward 4
Andie Reed: Ward 5
Denise Phillips: Ward 7
-Represent the regional interests and perspectives of each Ward. May be residents of the ward and/or represent regional stakeholder interests (e.g. hiking, bicycling, or equestrian uses, and/or education, conservation, recreation, agriculture, or multi-generational access).
-One stakeholder appointed by each Director of Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7.

Return to the La Honda Creek Master Plan page for project updates and to join the project e-mail list.

Contact

If you would like your comment to be read out loud during the board of directors meeting on October 21, 2020, please submit it on the public comment page

Please use the form below to send comments to the Working Group.

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