Our Goal is
Preserving the Washougal River
Discover the beauty and importance of the Washougal River as we strive to protect and preserve its natural spaces, maintain air and water quality, and sustain the diverse flora and fauna that call it home.
A developer plans to build an amusement park along the Washougal River.
The 150 acre footprint park plans to include:
Tree to Tree Canopy Walks
Ariel Net Parks
Projects of Concerns for Adverse Impact to our Community
There are many ways an adventure park will adversely effect the Washougal River, Washougal, and West Skamania County. Listed are some of the obvious ones.
Quality of Life:
Wear & tear on ill-maintained roads
Increased wildfire risk
Small and large game
100% Volunteer Fire Department
Law Enforcement is currently at capacity
Emergency Medical Support is at capacity
Negative impact on property values
Shift from residential to commercial
How can I help?
Talk to and update your neighbors
Write letters to the Editor of Post-Record, The Columbian, and The Pioneer
Talk to your Skamania County Commissioners
Write letters commenting on: SEPA, Scoping for EIS (Environmental Impact Statement), Draft EIS, and to the Hearings Examiner
Show up and testify for hearing in front of Hearings Examiner on Conditional Use approval or denial
Make a donation to support the necessary legal and related outreach costs that will be incurred as our community fights for stopping this ill-conceived "Adventure Park"
Download 'Decibel X' and record the ambient decibel level from your home
Preserving for Future Generations
All money raised funds outreach and legal advocacy.
Use the Custom Amount box to specify any amount that you are comfortable contributing. All donations help.
Preserving Washougal & West End Rural Character is a Washington nonprofit corporation and tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (TIN# 93-3293548). Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Conditional Use Criteria
In determining whether the use (adventure park) is compatible with the area, the proposed use shall:
Be either compatible with other uses in the surrounding area or is no more incompatible than are other outright permitted uses in the applicable zoning district;
Not materially endanger the health, safety, and welfare of the surrounding community to an extent greater than that associated with other permitted uses in the applicable zoning district;
Not cause the pedestrian and vehicular traffic associated with the use to conflict with existing and anticipated traffic in the neighborhood to an extent greater than that associated with other permitted uses in the applicable zoning district;
Be supported by adequate service facilities and would not adversely affect public services to the surrounding area;
Not hinder or discourage the development of permitted uses on neighboring properties in the applicable zoning district as a result of the location, size or height of the buildings, structures, walls, or required fences or screening vegetation to a greater extent than other permitted uses in the applicable zoning district;
Not be in conflict with the goals and policies expressed in the current version of the County's comprehensive plan.