Discussions will take place on Tuesday, July 19th from 4-7 pm to discuss the future plans of Somers Beach State Park (which the local Flathead County residents fondly termed ‘Africa’ years ago.) Many local folks would much rather nothing be done to the chunk of land which meets Flathead Lake in Somers but such is not the case as it will definitely move into another phase. Read the article below to find out pertinent information.
KALISPELL – State wildlife officials will be holding an open house later this month to present the latest design options for the new Somers Beach State Park.
Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) will be hosting the public gathering on Tuesday, July 19 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the state park.
Attendees will learn about the planning process for Montana’s newest state park and be able to provide input into preliminary design options. While no formal presentation is planned, FWP staff will be available to answer questions and lead attendees through options for site design, amenities, and more.
There will also be a virtual informational meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 28 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The virtual meeting will present the same information with an opportunity for attendees to learn about site options and ask questions. Login information is available online at https://fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/regions/region1.
The open house is the latest step in a public planning process and builds on information gained from a recent public survey, which drew more than 1,200 individual responses. FWP notes that public engagement is helping guide the future use and development of the state park.
The open house will be another opportunity to have a conversation about the park’s development as FWP continues to move forward with formal site planning. Input from the open house will help FWP staff develop a draft environmental assessment with formal proposals this fall.
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