Trail Alerts

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Sawyer Camp Trail Update – Hydroseeding and Restoration

Hydroseeding and re-vegetation will take place along Sawyer Camp Trail this October and November, to be completed prior to the rainy season. The work is overseen full-time by wildlife biologists. To enhance the habitat for sensitive and endangered animal species, only native plants will be used.

We expect trail closures for this activity. Please subscribe (see right) in order to receive automatic email updates. (Please note: after entering your email address, you will receive a confirmation link via email. You must click on that link to confirm you want to follow this site).

This re-vegetation is the first stage of replanting following the seismic improvements to the nearby water pipeline. You may also notice “straw waddles” near the trail, which provide additional erosion control.

Crews are also installing gates to the new maintenance access roads that intersect with Sawyer Camp Trail. These new access roads will be used by staff to maintain the water system so that future repairs and construction will require minimal driving on Sawyer Camp Trail.  These roads are restricted for operations personnel use.

Restoration and long-term repair of the trail will begin in late fall and early winter 2013.   

If you have any questions, please call us at (866) 973-1476, contact us via Twitter: @SawyerCampTrail, or post a comment below.

Friday, September 7, 2012

5-Day Road Closure: Crystal Springs Road between Skyline and Polhemus

Starting Monday, September 17, Crystal Springs Road between Skyline and Polhemus will be closed for five days for work on the Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2 regional water pipeline. The road closure will be in effect through Friday, September 21.

Cyclists and runners only will have thru access on Crystal Springs Road during this road closure from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The project team will maintain two-way traffic whenever possible for recreational users of the road, but at times may have flaggers present to direct cyclists through one open path. Please expect delays and maintain a speed limit below 15 mph at all times.

The road will be closed to motorists 24 hours a day from September 17 through 21. Please note that the Black Mountain Road exit is the only way to reach the southern trailhead of Sawyer Camp Trail from Highway 280 during this 5-day closure. The northern trailhead can be accessed as usual from Hillcrest Blvd. in Millbrae.

Please call us with any questions, 24-hours a day at (866) 973-1476.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pulgas Water Temple Closed on Wednesday, September 5

The Pulgas Water Temple will be closed for one day on Wednesday, September 5th for water system operations activity.

The Temple and the facilities around it serve the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System and function as part of our Crystal Springs Reservoir System.

Please call us with any questions at (866) 973-1476.