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Last Chance To Comment On Suiattle Repairs!

Posted by Jonathan Guzzo at Apr 19, 2012 01:35 PM |
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If you haven't commented on the Suiattle River Road Repair Environmental Assessment (EA), now is the time! The closing date for comments is tomorrow, and if you care about this area you should make sure your voice is heard.

If you haven't commented on the Suiattle River Road Repair Environmental Assessment (EA), now is the time! The closing date for comments is tomorrow, and if you care about this area you should make sure your voice is heard.

WTA is commenting on the EA, in support of Alternative B. This alternative would restore access to the road end and all the amazing Glacier Peak Wilderness backcountry accessed from it. Alternative B would move the road back from the river in several places, allowing the Suiattle to conform to a more natural flow and reconnect with it's historical wetlands. Alternative B also restores Downey Creek to a more natural flow pattern by extending the bridge and demolishing an embankment that's constrained the river for years.

Finally, Alternative B is the only one that will fully restore vehicle access to the end of the road. The Suiattle is the last of the western access points to the Glacier Peak Wilderness, so this EA is a tremendous opportunity to regain some magnificent hikes.

Thank you for taking the time to weigh in on this EA, regardless of your views!

Comments

Last Chance To Comment On Suiattle Repairs!

I have never been up this road but I would like to one day. I am in favor of reopening the road so myself and thousands of others once again have access to an area that is very popular.

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Jay Thompson on Apr 20, 2012 08:22 AM

Last Chance To Comment On Suiattle Repairs!

And yes, I know to add my comment at the address provided http://www.wfl.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/suiattle/ , commenting on this post won't help.

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Jay Thompson on Apr 20, 2012 08:28 AM

Last Chance To Comment On Suiattle Repairs!

Washington has one of the most beautiful nature in the world, I haven't had a chance to hike this trail but I'd really love to do it soon. Hope Suitable River Road trail be restored and so all we can enjoy hiking it.

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Guillermo on Apr 20, 2012 10:45 AM

Last Chance To Comment On Suiattle Repairs!

One of my favorite ways to access the high country. I have missed the Suattle road. We always camped at roads end before the trip to image lake and other destinations from that end.

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outdoor girl on Apr 20, 2012 07:56 PM

Last Chance To Comment On Suiattle Repairs!

I hope this road gets fixed soon. I have fond memories of hiking up the Suiattle river trail. Yes, I sent my comments in.

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Muledeer on Apr 20, 2012 09:55 PM