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San Joaquin County supervisors to consider adding open hours to Woodbridge Wilderness Area

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Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 12:00 am

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will hear conflicting requests regarding public access to the Woodbridge Wilderness Area at its Tuesday meeting.

Friends of the Woodbridge Wilderness Area requests that the wilderness area, on the south bank of the Mokelumne River, be open every weekend throughout the year.

On the other hand, Parks and Recreation administrators recommend that the wilderness area remain open the first and third weekend only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Parks and Recreation Commission recommended to expand the open days to every weekend and for the county to staff the entrance from May through October.

County General Services Director Gabe Karam said in a staff report that the open days should not be expanded, because area residents' concerns about inappropriate activity in their neighborhood, and the county cannot afford to staff the wilderness area.

The Board of Supervisors will discuss the wilderness area on its 9 a.m. agenda in the board chambers, 44 N. San Joaquin St., sixth floor, Stockton.

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  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:43 pm on Fri, Mar 8, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 499

    Those same stuffed shirts who think that property belongs to them need to get a life of their own.

  • Mary Avanti posted at 8:26 am on Fri, Mar 8, 2013.

    tellitlikeitis Posts: 1

    The Woodbridge
    Wilderness Area belongs
    to the citizens of San
    Joaquin County. It is a
    wilderness, riparian area
    filled with wildlife and
    aquatic treasures. It
    should be opened to
    the public to enjoy
    year round. [thumbup]



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