Trail Progress Update - April 24, 2023
Since San Juan County was awarded funding in late 2022 for the development of a shared-use trail from the Town of Friday Harbor to Zylstra Lake, the County’s project team has been working diligently to establish the project framework, receive public feedback, and answer questions.
The team is currently in the process of developing and vetting options for trail alignment. We are looking at land use considerations, potential impacts to private landowners and sensitive areas, and other factors that contribute to the trail’s potential route. This is a robust process that takes time and includes conversations with other local land managers and community partners.
The County looks forward to gathering further community input soon. It is important that the trail reflects the community’s needs – safe, accessible, bike and stroller-friendly, enjoyable, and much more. Therefore, the County will encourage public engagement and feedback throughout the planning and design process. We expect to hold public meetings and informational sessions in the coming months.
We’ve received great feedback on our Engage San Juan County project page so far and we are grateful for your questions, input, and insights. Stay tuned!