Recommended Name for the Beltz Property
We’ve considered several options to name the park, weighing names that reflect past owners, politicians, and landscape features. After thinking about what we hope the park will become – a beautiful, natural place that offers a low-key, intimate connection to south Tillamook County – we decided to go with a name that will introduce people to a relatively unknown native plant: Sitka Sedge State Natural Area.
Sitka sedge is a beautiful native grass found in pockets throughout the property, and we think it’s a perfect fit for this new park: graceful, ecologically important, and native. There are some good photos of Sitka sedge online at http://bit.ly/sitkasedge. We will be taking this recommendation to our commission at their next meeting on November 18 in Hood River. If you’d like to share what you think about it, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or comment directly on this page below.