Hardwood Creek Trail input sought

An open house to gather comment on the Hardwood Creek Regional Trail Master Plan will be 5 to 7 p.m. next Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Forest Lake Service Center, 19955 Forest Lake Road N., Forest Lake.

Washington County is preparing a master plan for the 12-mile trail corridor that extends from Ramsey County to Chisago County, parallel to Highway 61 in the cities of Hugo and Forest Lake. The plan will include a trail development and management plan and include policies for future trail uses and connections.

Project team members will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. A second public meeting will be scheduled in the spring. Those who are unable to attend but still wish to provide input, should contact Peter Mott, park planning manager, at 651-430-4328 or by e-mail at [email protected]