During the development of this project, a number of other organizations expressed either interest or support for acquisition and restoration activities. These included federal agencies, state agencies, local municipalities, land use organizations, local schools, watershed councils, and non-profit organizations. By drawing from the strength of these organizations, and coordinating our efforts with their own, Marion County will facilitate its acquisition and restoration of parklands.
Development CostsWhile the costs of restoring parkland to its pre-European settlement conditions can be considerable, it is small when compared with that of developing and maintaining an intensive-use park with facilities like ball fields and shelters.
Through careful acquisition of lands, cooperation with local municipalities, and partnerships with state and federal agencies, the restoration costs can be minimized. The County is also seeking assistance from private sources and possible land donations from residents. If you would like to get involved or learn more about the program, please contact Tanya Beard, 503.365.3149, at the Marion County Department of Public Works. Thanks.