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Seaside to Open Eucalyptus Road, Marking 10-Year Anniversary of Fort Ord National Monument

On May 21, the city of Seaside will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Eucalyptus Road, providing greater access to the Fort Ord National Monument. The street is currently only accessible to cyclists and pedestrians and will be officially open to vehicles.

(May 13, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Salinas Residents to Weigh in on New Rec Center

North Salinas residents could soon see major improvements in their neighborhood. The Salinas City Council has approved $8.1 million for a new recreational center in Laurel Park and will solicit feedback from citizens before work begins.

(May 13, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report

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Drama surrounds Del Rey Oaks’ Measure B; the fate of FORTAG hangs in the balance.

The campaigns surrounding Measure B, a Del Rey Oaks ballot initiative that if approved would preclude adding most new trails in the city, are starting to ramp up.


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Pinnacles National Park begins new sign-making operation

SOLEDAD — Pinnacles National Park recently purchased and assembled a new sign-making machine, which will help the Pinnacles Trail Crew to update the park’s trail signage more efficiently. “Anyone who has hiked along multiple trails in Pinnacles knows that proper …


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Marina train tracks draw two unsolicited vendors offering up recreation concepts.

Over the summer of 2021, a new attraction got the attention of people in Marina: handcar tours, a ride on the abandoned train tracks that run along the west side of Highway 1 in a cart, pushed by up to…


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Somehow, some way, increased access will happen for Carmel-area State Parks. But not yet.

In 2018, before the County Board of Supervisors banned parking on the east side of Highway 1 across from Point Lobos due to safety concerns, State Parks was working on a potential solution to an intractable safety problem: an overflow…


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With a boost from the feds, the county can finally address infrastructure needs at its parks.

After more than a decade of deferred maintenance on water and sewage infrastructure in parks managed by Monterey County, the infusion of American Rescue Plan Act money in 2021 is allowing County Parks to dust off some long-contemplated plans.


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Climbing advisories in effect at Pinnacles National Park

SOLEDAD — Annual measures to protect nesting raptors of Pinnacles National Park, located five miles east of Soledad, were reinstated as of Jan. 18. According to Park Superintendent Blanca Alvarez Stransky, 12 pairs of Prairie and Peregrine Falcons produced a …


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Wilderness regulations put Monterey County last in line for a federal reforestation effort.

The presence of wilderness areas in Monterey County complicates the region’s ability to benefit from new federal legislation written by the county’s representative in Washington, Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley.


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Salinas Valley park projects receive $26M in state grants

SALINAS VALLEY — Nearly $26 million has been awarded for park projects in the Salinas Valley as part of the state’s “Outdoors for All” initiative to enable all Californians to access parks and open space. California State Parks announced Dec. …


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