Trail illustrates city’s foresight
I had the privilege of attending the recent dedication ceremony of the Washougal River Greenway Trail, which is the culmination of many years of effort from so many people and agencies.
The project all started with a vision that our previous mayor, Nan Henriksen, had to preserve the area along the beautiful Washougal River for the public enjoyment of generations to come. She enlisted the help of Ken Powell, a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission, to acquire riverfront property, either by purchase or donation.
After 20 years, the help of two mayors, the city administration, and many agencies, her vision of a greenway along the river has been completed with a beautiful bridge connecting parks on both sides of the Washougal River, which opened up a “hidden scenic treasure,” making it one more accomplishment for which the city of Camas can be proud.
We are so fortunate to live in a city with beautiful parks, well-kept cemetery, great schools and library, fire, police and emergency services, and people with the foresight and knowledge to maintain and manage it.
Belva Baz, Camas
History may repeat itself
As the nation heads into the mid-term elections, it has become painfully obvious that Americans learn nothing from history — even if that history is recent.