Trail Alerts

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Bioregional Habitat Restoration – Coming Soon to Homestead Pond

We are implementing our Bioregional Habitat Restoration program to provide high-quality habitat for endangered species.

This program includes enhancing, restoring, or creating approximately 1,800 acres of tidal marsh, vernal pools, sycamore and oak riparian woodland, oak woodland and savannah, and serpentine and annual grasslands. The Bioregional Habitat Restoration Program includes habitat restoration and enhancements on 19 separate sites in our Peninsula and Alameda watersheds.

·         Homestead Pond Restoration – Peninsula Watershed
Beginning spring 2012, non-native trees will be removed from the Homestead Pond project area (5 acres), to be replaced with native Oak trees and native grasses. The existing pond will be enlarged, a storm drain removed, and a small concrete bridge constructed. Non-native vegetation will be removed from the banks of the pond, replanted with native vegetation. 

Weekday trail closures of a portion of the Crystal Springs Trail are expected. Please subscribe (see right) to this website for automatic email updates about trail closures.

Please call us with any questions or concerns at (866) 973-1476!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sawyer Camp Trail Remains Open During Construction!

The trail remains open sunrise to sunset during the water pipeline construction project, but please do not enter the trail before 6 a.m. or after sunset.

This week along Sawyer Camp Trail, you may see a hydroseed truck spraying the slopes. The hydroseed truck is accompanied by a water truck and is part of erosion control efforts that will continue through winter and spring 2012. The trucks will stay off the trail and use access roads whenever possible.

Near the southern trailhead, Ranger Pipelines is beginning work for the Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2 Replacement Project. For the next two weeks, Crystal Springs Rd. between Polhemus and Skyline will be periodically closed to one lane. The lane closures will occur Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only, but portions of the shoulder near Polhemus will be closed 24 hours a day.

Please contact us 24-hours at (866) 973-1476 with any questions or concerns.