For Immediate Release
Posted: August 01, 2022

Contact

Torene Tango-Lowy, NH Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation
(603) 271-2976 | torene.k.tango-lowy@dncr.nh.gov

Public Information Sessions on Mount Washington Master Plan

The Mount Washington Commission is hosting two public information sessions to solicit public comment on its draft Master Plan for the Summit of Mount Washington. The public information session dates are: 

•    Monday, August 22, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the North Conway Community Center, 78 Norcross Ctr, North Conway, NH 
•    Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building (LOB) Room 302-304 in Concord, NH (The MWC will meet briefly at 9:30 a.m.)

The Mount Washington Commission is required to prepare a master plan for the summit in accordance with RSA 227-B:6.  The Commission will provide a brief presentation on the draft Master Plan and take questions and comments from the public. 

Those who are not able to attend in person are invited to review the draft Master Plan dated July 5, 2022, that is posted on the Commission’s Mt Washington Master Plan and Resources website at: nhstateparks.org/about-us/commissions-committees/mt-washington-master-plan-and-resources.  Written comments are due by August 31, 2022, and can be sent to MtWashingtonComments@dncr.nh.gov or MWC Master Plan Comments, 172 Pembroke Rd, Concord, NH 03101. 

The Mount Washington Commission is established under RSA 227-B, consisting of 11 members to manage the summit of Mount Washington property owned by the State of New Hampshire.  Its duties include preparing a master plan for the summit, monitoring all fees being paid to the state for the use or lease of state-owned facilities on the summit, supervise the work done on capital improvements authorized by the general court for Mount Washington, cooperate and consult with the division of parks and recreation concerning the daily operation of the summit as carried on by the division, consult and advise with the commissioner of the department of natural and cultural resources, assist in the promotion of the development and use of the summit by the public as a recreational, historic and scientific attraction, and advise and assist in the protection of the unique flora and other natural resources of the summit.  To learn more about the Mount Washington Commission, visit nhstateparks.org/about-us/commissions-committees/mount-washington-commission

About the Division of Parks and Recreation
The Division of Parks and Recreation is comprised of the Bureau of Park Operations, Bureau of Historic Sites, Bureau of Trails, and Cannon Mountain. The Division manages 93 properties, including state parks, beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, trails, waysides, and natural areas. The Division of Parks and Recreation is one of five divisions of the NH Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. To learn more, visit nhstateparks.org, follow NH State Parks on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or call 603-271-3556.

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