Park Announces Baltimore and Oakland Meeting Info

In a press release issued August 22, 2002, Grand Canyon National Park announced the extension of the public meeting schedule and public comment period for the Colorado River Management Plan. The National Park Service (NPS) will host two additional public meetings in the Baltimore and Oakland areas to discuss future management of recreational use and resource protection on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. The meetings will be in an open house format. The public is invited to stop by at any time between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Monday, September 30, 2002
Towson, Maryland
Burkshire Guest Suites and Conference Center
Greenridge Hampton Room
10 West Burke Avenue

Wednesday, October 2, 2002
Oakland, California
Merritt College
Student Dining Hall (Bldg R)
12500 Campus Drive

The NPS will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will revise the 1989 Colorado River Management Plan (CRMP) for the Grand Canyon National Park. These meetings will help the public learn about the guidelines under which the river is now managed and allow them to offer input on issues that should be addressed in the planning process.

Meetings in Denver, Colo.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Las Vegas, Nev.; and Mesa, Ariz. were held during the first two weeks in August and drew attendance from approximately 850 people. To date the Park has received more than 3,000 comments via various public involvement venues, including the Internet, mail, hand-delivered letters and the open houses.

You may mail comments to CRMP Project, Grand Canyon National Park, P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023. You may also comment via electronic mail (email) to (that's, don't forget the underscore between grca and crmp!). Please submit email comments as a text file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Please also include your name, email address, and mailing address in your message. You may also hand-deliver comments to Grand Canyon National Park, and of course you may provide comments at a public meetings.