Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society

Ridges to Rivers - Open Space Network
of the Mid-Columbia Region

For more information Contact:

Scott Woodward, Chairman RROSNMC woodfish24@charter.net
(509) 627-3621


Debbie Berkowitz, LCBAS representative, secretary@lcbas.org
(509) 375-4740


Draft Action Plan - pdf file

BACKGROUND

In 2008, the Tapteal Greenway Association, with support from local government and non-profit organizations, received a grant from the National Park Service through their Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program to facilitate regional openspace planning.

The resulting Ridges to Rivers Open Space Network of the Mid-Columbia Region (RROSN) is a partnership of organizations and governmental agencies representing a broad spectrum of entities who advocate coordination of regional open space planning.  The goals of the Ridges to Rivers Regional Open Space Plan are to preserve, promote, and increase enjoyment of the unique natural and other open spaces that are important to the region’s communities and that draw new families, visitors, and sustainable businesses to this area.

RIDGES TO RIVERS OPEN SPACE STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • City of Pasco
  • City of Richland
  • City of West Richland
  • City of Kennewick
  • City of Benton City
  • BentonCounty
  • Franklin County
  • Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau
  • Community Health Alliance
  • Lake Lewis Chapter, Ice Age Floods Institute
  • Tapteal Greenway Association
  • ColumbiaBasin Chapter, Washington Native Plant Society
  • Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society
  • Friends of Badger Mountain
  • Open Space Coalition of Benton and Franklin Counties
  • Fun Fit and over Fifty
  • National Park Service
  • Benton Franklin Council of Government
  • Washington Health Foundation