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Community Meeting to Discuss Tule Lake Future

Castle Rock mountain along the Tule Lake incarceration camp site. Photo courtesy of Stan Shikuma

By The North American Post Staff

The National Park Service will hold 13 public meetings in the states to present the long-term management plan for the Tule Lake incarceration camp site.  The Seattle meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 at Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington.

The plan provides long-term guidance on how the National Park Service will develop and manage the unit, and how the stories of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II will be told at Tule Lake. This public meeting will be an opportunity to talk with National Park Service staff working on the Tule Lake Unit and discuss the plan.

“Your involvement in the planning process has been critical to the creation of this general management plan,” said Lawrence J. Whalon, Jr., superintendent of NPS. “In developing the plan we explored a range of ideas, methods, and concepts for managing the Tule Lake Unit.”

In January, virtual meetings will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Jan. 10 and 3 – 5 p.m. on Jan. 18. More information can be found at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/TuleLakeGMP.

The meeting will be the same day as the nationwide screening of George Takei’s “Allegiance,” which will start at 7:30 p.m. at several local theaters. The meeting attendees will have adequate time to travel to the theaters afterwards.

The article about “Allegiance” can be seen on page 3.