Open Space and Trails has begun work on a Management Plan that encompasses two OST properties in Emma - the old Emma Townsite containing the historic Emma Store buildings and historic Mather house (pictured above), and the Emma Open Space on the opposite side of Hwy. 82. Together, the two properties comprise about 70 acres. A well-attended open house on March 30 kicked off the process (displays from that event are posted below).
A draft plan was presented to the Open Space and Trails Board of Trustees on April 20th. It is now posted below for public review and comment. An open house on the draft plan is scheduled Wednesday, May 24th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Basalt Town Hall. The casual format of the open house will not include a formal presentation, but will allow interested citizens to view displays, discuss the proposals in the plan, ask questions of Open Space staff and offer feedback. The comment period will end June 9th and the final plan will be presented to the Open Space and Trails Board for adoption on June 22nd.
Below, find a link to submit comments to the draft plan.