Many community members in Mammoth Lakes plan to be overjoyed Wednesday at the Mammoth Lakes Town Council Meeting. That’s when members of the Mammoth Lakes Trails Public Access will hear that their vision and hard work over the past years have been adopted. And a celebration is planned for Saturday at the Westin in Mammoth Lakes.
The following information is from a press release issued by Mammoth Lakes Trails Public Access.
MAMMOTH LAKES TRAILS AND PUBLIC ACCESS FOUNDATION AND THE WESTIN HOST EVENT CELEBRATING TRAIL SYSTEM MASTER PLAN ADOPTION
Mammoth Lakes, Calif.—On Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Westin Monache Resort, the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA) will welcome the public to a special event celebrating the adoption of the 2009 Trail System Master Plan (TSMP) by Town Council and their certification of the TSMP’s environmental analysis (CEQA). The TSMP—which draws heavily from the results of multiple public-input sessions participated in by hundreds of community members—was initiated in 2007 by MLTPA and, once adopted, will supersede the existing 1991 Trails Master Plan as the guiding document for the planning, construction, stewardship, and management of trails and outdoor-recreation facilities along the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
MLTPA would like to honor each of the individuals who donated time, insight, and passion to the development of the TSMP through such opportunities as the trails Concept and Master Planning events (CAMP: SUMMER and CAMP: WINTER), the Sherwins Working Group and the Sherwins Area Recreation Plan (SHARP), the SHARP Trails Technical Committee, Mammoth Trails, and the CAMP Online Survey. We also would like to recognize the agencies and organizations who came together to work collaboratively in support of the TSMP and the continuing definition and development of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System: the Inyo National Forest, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Friends of the Inyo, Mono County, the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District, Mammoth Community Water District, Mammoth Lakes Tourism, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, and the California Department of Transportation. Finally, we would like to offer special thanks to those groups whose funding commitments have made this TSMP update possible: the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Mammoth Crossing and Cardinal Investments (via the Developers’ Forum), and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (via grants to MLTPA and the Town). Together, these organizations contributed more than $500,000 to the process.
Light refreshments will be served during the celebration event. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., and a keynote speech of appreciation will commence at 8:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to view the detailed displays documenting the TSMP adoption process and to participate in a discussion of what’s on the horizon for the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
The event is free and open to all.