CITY REVIEWING RECREATION ACTIVITIES AT LOCH LOMOND
COMMUNITY MEETING ON MAY 30TH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2012
The City of Santa Cruz Water Department is currently reviewing the recreation activities offered at the Loch Lomond Recreation Area and welcomes input from our visitors, potential visitors, neighbors and others. A community meeting to discuss possible recreation uses is scheduled:
Loch Lomond Recreation Use Study – Community Meeting
May 30, 2012 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Santa Cruz Police Community Room
155 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
At the community meeting, community members will provide input on a range of possible recreation uses and activities. For more information about community input, please contact Lydia Tolles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Loch Lomond Recreation Area is a 355-acre park including the 175-acre Loch Lomond Reservoir. Activities offered at the Recreation Area currently include fishing, boating, hiking and picnicking. The Area, which opened in 1961, has many natural features, including an island. The Reservoir is a key part of the water supply system, serving as emergency storage and a tool to lessen the impacts of drought.
The City has contracted with BluePoint Planning LLC to conduct a use study to consider what activities are the most appropriate and beneficial uses of the Recreation Area. The study will consider community input as well as Water Department priorities and regulations affecting the operation of the reservoir and Recreation Area.
More information about Loch Lomond is available at: http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=426
MEDIA CONTACTS: Chris Berry, Watershed Compliance Manager 831/420-5483
Scot Lang, Chief Ranger 831/335-2586
Lydia Tolles, Management Analyst 831/420-5215