Blue Mountain Region Trails Plan Wins 2019 Smart Partnership Award!
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
The Smart Partnership Award, given by Washington State’s Governor, recognizes the unprecedented collaborative nature of the project which brought together 30 city, county, regional, state, federal, and tribal entities to develop a region-wide, non-motorized transportation and trails network. The Plan stimulates economic development, encourages walking, biking, and hiking; provides more access to outdoor recreation; and increases the overall quality of life for the residents.
As one judge remarked, “Impressive effort! A shining star for growth management, mobility, and open space protection!”