Wilder Developer Will Emery donates nearly six acres for new nature area near OCCC.

Wilder developer and Landwaves owner Will Emery Wednesday proposed donating 5.8 acres southwest of Oregon Coast Community College for use as a nature area and for a pathway southwest from the college, next to Mike Miller Park, to connect eventually to a large estuary to the south. Emery said it’s his vision, which is shared by others, that there someday be a hiking path from the Hatfield Marine Science Center, through the college, through Mike Miller Park and down to South Beach State Park. He said he’s negotiating with Newport Parks and Recreation folks who are excited about being a part of the plan and have helped to build part of the pathway already.

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