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Agencies Work to Improve Recreation Around Lake Pleasant

For additional information:

Dawna Taylor, Public Information Officer

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department

Office: (602) 506-1114 – Cell: (602) 525-5733

 

 

 

Pamela Mathis, Public Information Officer

Bureau of Land Management

Office: (623) 580-5509 - Cell: (602) 402-7690

 

 

 

Patricia Cox, Public Information Officer

 

Bureau of Reclamation

 

Office: (623) 773-6214 – Cell: (623) 256-5512

April 19, 2011

 

 

Agencies Work Together to Improve Recreation Around Lake Pleasant

 

(Peoria) - As the population in central Arizona continues to increase, so does the demand for recreational opportunities on public lands. Statistics indicate this is the case north of Phoenix in the Lake Pleasant area.  

 

Residents are using Maricopa County's Lake Pleasant Regional Park more than ever and are exploring adjacent public lands in search of places to camp, fish, mountain bike, and ride ATVs.  County, State, and Federal land use plans exist to provide recreational opportunities while also protecting natural resources, such as fish and wildlife, riparian, and cultural areas.  In an effort to enhance recreational opportunities while still protecting resources, government agencies are now working together to create a recreation management plan.

 

The Bureau of Reclamation, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department and Bureau of Land Management invite the general public to participate and let their voices be heard as the agencies work together to create specific plans for Lake Pleasant Regional Park and adjacent federal public lands.

 

A public meeting will be held at on May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Vistancia Elementary School which is located at 30009 North Sunrise Point in Peoria.

 

Attendees will receive information on research that has been completed on the area to date and conceptual recreational plans for seamless recreation from the regional park and onto adjacent federal lands.

 

For additional information on the project, visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant/nlp.aspx. For additional information on adjacent federal lands, go to: www.blm.gov/az or http://www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix/.

 

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