September 16, 2015
The Walsh County Historic Preservation Commission (WCHPC) is serving as host for the 2015 Annual State Conference of Historic Preservation Commissions in North Dakota. The Conference is set for Saturday, September 19, 2015 in the community room of the City Office building in Park River, ND.
On the agenda will be presentations on the process of completing historical preservation through architectural documentation and a briefing on Walsh County’s project that involves organizing GPS waypoint trails and placing geocaches at historic sites in an effort to expand visitation and awareness of each site. The group will also tour sites in Walsh County, including the railroad water tower, Women’s Christian Temperance Union’s (WCTU) water fountain in Park River, the General Store and the site of a visible OxCart Trail in and near Edinburg.
Seven commissions in North Dakota are certified by their local governments to provide programs that provide for the preservation, protection, renovation and public use of historic properties within their jurisdictions. The cities of Buffalo, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, and Grand Forks, as well as Walsh County and Pembina County are all Certified Local Governments. If a historic property lies within the boundaries of one of these local governments, the Historic Preservation Commission or its coordinator should be informed of decisions regarding your historic property.
The Red River Regional Council (RRRC) provides administrative support to the WCHPC – the host of this conference.
The RRRC is one of eight regional planning councils in North Dakota established in 1973 to enhance the ability of local governments to jointly plan, address issues, and seize opportunities that transcend individual boundaries. The RRRC serves Region IV which includes Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina, and Walsh Counties. More information can be found at www.redriverrc.com.
The conference agenda can be found here: http://www.redriverrc.com/event/walsh-county-historic-preservation-commission-to-host-state-conference/