Public Comment Period Closes March 19 Voice Support for Cascade Canyon Bridges Today!
Marin County Parks Invites Public Comments on Cascade Bridges Project
Please comment on two multi-use recreational bridges planned to span San Anselmo Creek in Cascade Canyon in order to protect endangered fish and frogs and to improve visitor safety!
The public is invited to submit comments on the draft IS/MND documents during the public comment period from February 16 to March 19, 2021.
The draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Cascade Bridges project in Cascade Canyon Preserve is available for review. The project was inspired by a joint proposal from Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition.
The Cascade Canyon proposal would:
- Provide safe and sustainable year-round access to the Canyon Fire Road and the interior of Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve;
- Eliminate the need to cross San Anselmo Creek using the rock fords located within the creek;
- Enhance habitat protection for listed species
- Reduce trail erosion and sedimentation to the Corte Madera Creek watershed; and
- Reduce the number of redundant trails and habitat fragmentation in an area rich in sensitive species.
- Will not draw new visitors to the preserve as nothing is being added or increased, it just moves the current trail out of the creek.
I have reviewed the draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Cascade Bridges project and find it comprehensive and complete. The project as outlined has my full support, as it will reduce habitat fragmentation, impacts to federally protected species and improve safety for me and my family. We are regular visitors to the Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve and have experienced the dangers of crossing the creek first hand during the winter months.
Please move this project forward soon for the safety and enjoyment of visitors and for watershed protections.
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