County marks ‘Passport Day’ March 9

County marks ‘Passport Day’ March 9

WOODBURY — Washington County joins the U.S. Department of State to celebrate “Passport Day in the USA,” a national passport acceptance and outreach event with extended hours March 9 at the county’s Woodbury Service Center.
The service center at 2150 Radio Drive in Woodbury will be open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March with the extra hours designed to provide passport information, take passport photos and accept passport applications.

State issued, certified birth certificates are required when making a passport application and must be purchased in advance. Birth records are available at the Washington County Government Center at 14949 62nd St. North in Stillwater; County Service Center at 13000 Ravine Parkway South in Cottage Grove, and the County Service Center at 19955 Forest Road North in Forest Lake between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional information call 651-430-6175.

Birth records are not available at the Woodbury Service Center. Both parents must be present with children younger than 16 years of age applying for passports. If a child younger than age 16 has had a passport previously, that passport and a certified birth certificate are required for proof of parentage. Applicants must also have a separate check or money order for each application.

More information on cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at travel.state.gov or at the Washington County web site www.co.washington.mn.us.
Call 651-275-8600 for more information on Washington County and passport services.

Trail plan open house set March 6

HUGO — An open house to gather comments on the Hardwood Creek Regional Trail Master Plan is 5 to 7 p.m. March 6 in the Hugo City Hall Oneka Room.

Washington County is preparing a Hardwood Creek Regional Trail master plan for the 12-mile trail corridor that extends from Ramsey County to Chisago County parallel to U.S. Highway 61 in the cities of Hugo and Forest Lake. The plan will include a trail development and management plan and include policies for future trail uses and connections.

This meeting provides the public the opportunity to comment on the Hardwood Creek Trail and offer input on the future trail corridor. The public’s ideas are important to the trail planning process. Project team members will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
Hugo City Hall is at 14669 Fitzgerald Ave. North

Those who are unable to attend the public meeting but want to provide input are encouraged to contact Peter Mott, park planning manager, at 651-430-4328 or e-mail at peter.mott@co.washington.mn.us.

The county strives to make meetings accessible to all residents. Anyone with any special needs can contact Colleen Reynolds at 651- 430-4300.

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