Work on a wetland restoration project will be beginning the week of August 25th. This work is being done in an area called the Horseshoe Wetlands which abuts the eastern portion of the Meadow Trail.
Some of the work will encroach on a short section of the trail. It will involve excavation, and transporting some of the fill to another adjacent location within the work area. This work will involve heavy earthmoving equipment during the excavation period. Following the excavation the area will be replanted.
Because of the proximity, the Meadow Trail will be temporarily rerouted from near the powerline tower just East of the seasonal pond to rejoin the existing trail nearer the Columbia. Though not all of the existing trail will be affected by the excavation, we want to keep Delta visitors far enough from the equipment for safety.
The trail will be closed just to the North of the powerline crossing, and the detour will loop to the North rejoining the trail about 100 yards West of it’s current Easternmost loop as shown on the map below.
Construction vehicle access will be from 1000 Acres Road, along Meadow Road, and at the powerlines, will continue along the route indicated. Please be careful when crossing this area, and be watchful for trucks. Most of the heavy equipment will remain on-site, but there will be material deliveries, and work crews will drive in and out during the project.
Updates to the project and schedules will be posted here on the website as we hear.
Except for a small deviation, the trail will be returned to it’s current route when the project is complete.