Heritage Corridor meeting set
The initial organizing meeting for the SR-202 Heritage Corridor Project is scheduled for May 7 at 7:30 p.m., at Chief Kamin School in Fall City. The meeting is designed to identify local interests, form an organizing committee, and prepare a plan for bringing the communities along SR-202 together to develop the route as a Heritage Corridor.
SR-202, stretching from Woodinville through Redmond, Fall City, and Snoqualmie to North Bend, is one of four highways in King County designated as Heritage Corridors by the Washington Department of Transportation under the Federal Scenic Highways and Byways program. The designation qualifies the roadways for technical and financial support.
The Heritage Corridor concept is based on each corridor being managed by a consortium of citizen groups, business interests, and representatives from public agencies. The local consortium develops the vision for the corridor, the extent of the corridor, and methods for promoting the concept.
SR-202, at one time known as the Yellowstone Road, was also the primary route from the Seattle area to Snoqualmie Pass. As the heritage of the area is explored, possibilities to highlight Native American trade routes, early travel, agriculture, and logging may come to light.
The Heritage Corridor concept offers each community along SR-202 an opportunity to develop a focus for a wide range of development, conservation, and preservation, whether it be for tourism, parks and trails, heritage sites, nature conservancy, or working farms.
The May 7 meeting is an opportunity to become involved in the formative stages of the project. All interested organizations and individuals are encouraged to attend.
Chief Kamin School, 32627 Redmond-Fall City Road, is one mile West of Fall City on Red-Fall City Road. For more information, call Kay Reinartz, 296-8625, or Don Julien, Woodinville Library, 788-0733.