Public Meeting II Summary


Public Meeting Slideshow (Download PDF 12mb)


DRAFT_SSSNA_Proposed Site Plan

Proposed Site Plan & Trail Map (Download PDF 6mb)


DRAFT_SSSNA_Proposed Parking Design

Proposed Parking Area Map (Download PDF 2mb)

Thank you to those that attended our second round of planning meetings in Pacific City last week. Several people came to see OPRD present results of park assessments and draft concept alternatives for Sitka Sedge State Natural Area. If you weren’t able to attend we look forward to seeing you in Wilsonville next week or at the Tierra Del Mar neighborhood association meeting in February. We will be posting meeting summaries on this page as they are finalized.

If you did not have a chance to attend the meeting we will be collecting comments on the park assessments and proposed park design until March 1, 2016. We have made it easy for your to comment in several ways:

Below are some questions we asked at the public meeting we hope you’d consider answering using the Mapping Tool or in a comment at the bottom of this page:

  1. What do you think of the proposed park design?
  2. Do you have any ideas for naming trails, viewing areas or other park features?
  3. What is your favorite aspect of this site – for example, if there was one thing you wanted future visitors to see or know about this site before they leave it would be…

We also had a survey available at the meetings addressing visitor needs for park interpretation and education at Sitka Sedge. We have made this survey available online at this link:

Sitka Sedge SNA Visitor Experience Survey

To stay up date on the master planning process for this State Natural Area, please sign up at the mailing list on the right side of the page. We will be posting details on the next round of meetings on this site in the coming weeks.

Meeting Summaries

2016_01_14_Pacific City Advisory Committee (PDF)

2016_01_14_Pacific City Evening Public Meeting (PDF)

2016_01_26_Wilsonville Public Meeting (PDF)

2016_02_13_Tierra Del Mar_Neighborhood_Meeting (PDF)


Posted on January 20, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What do you think about the design: I like the basic design, but do think there should be some additional parking. Tillamook really is the natural choice when it comes to beach and outdoor recreation but there also needs to be a local economic considerations at our Park locations. Each one needs to contribute to the economic vitality of the community. Not having enough parking is a turn off and people will go somewhere else. I’m all for NIMBY but also for people choosing to visit, spend the day (then night) and have meals. I also think a “toilet” is needed at the end viewing spot with an access path big enough to service it. Again make it inviting enough to spend more time here. A 12 foot span allowing the estuary to flow and salmon to swim is good, I do hope it will not invite salt marsh mosquitos. Trail design looks good with beach access towards the middle, as planned.

    Ideas for names: Some reference to Beltz should be maintained. Other names should be inviting and have lasting signifigance, like a reference to how the air smells coming off the estuary or flowers (native of course) in the spring and summer.

    Favorite aspect: My experiance with place is mostly beachside, and though outside the planning area I would hope others could experiance fine beach sand, the sound of the waves and an occasional warm day, au natural a plus. And when necessary a wind sheltered retreat into the dunes, and planning area. People will come across the Continent and to our Country for an experiance like this, it is valuable and generally unavialable. This would be my gift to the future. Birding and a trail walk are good too, but for me, for now, Whalen Island feels better.


  2. I’d love to have a trail named after the Edwards, my grandmother Nancy Edwards was the second daughter of the four Beltz daughters, and she and her three children passionately loved the property.


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