WRT storm damage clean up

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WRT storm damage clean up

Postby rich_k » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:53 pm

Thanks, Brad.

I can help on Sunday morning if the weather cooperates. 8 am under the trees near the start of the paved trail (to the new bridge over the Wold River) just south of WG/Farm Rd. light? With a small crew, this will be a 60 minute job.
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Re: WRT trail conditions

Postby rich_k » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:28 pm

There are 5 new trees down on WRTs (that I saw):

1. On Blue just before the low-hanging tree before the merge w/ Yellow--a small tree across trail--a few quick cuts.

2. On Yellow before New Bridge. Will take a little while to clear med size tree along trail.

3. Huge tree across Levee 2 at intersection w/ Blue--blocks levee and entry to Blue going toward GTWN. 30 minutes w/ a small crew.

4. Large tree across Blue in gully about half way between Levee 2 and GTWN trailhead. 30 min w/ small crew.

5. I forget, but there we five. Can't be too big.

Greenline > Banjo > Blue > Bedpan bypass > Yellow > WG is clear now.

Yellow from WG > Levee 3 > Blue > 5-points > Yellow > New Bridge is clear.
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Re: WRT storm damage clean up

Postby Brad C » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:57 pm

I reported our progress on Sunday to Shelby Farms. Here is the exchange. It reads from the bottom up sort of.
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You guys make a great team. Thank you!
[Laura Adams SFPC Executive Director]
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On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Andy Ward <parkmanager@shelbyfarmspark.com> wrote:

Okay Brad; The tree and brush you referred to on Silo road has been removed and cleared.

Thanks Andy

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On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:30 AM, Andy Ward <parkmanager@shelbyfarmspark.com> wrote:

Thanks Bradley: We will check and Clear Silo Rd.. Thanks for all that you and yours do for us.

Thanks
Andy ward

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On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Brad C <bradc@midsouthtrails.com> wrote:

We cleared the tree on the blue trail near the Wolf River bridge paved path.

The recent storms brought down 5 more between WG and GTN trail heads. We had enough people and tools to clear those too.

There are reports of several trees down on the yellow trail between the power line field and Summer Ave. We will get those in the near future.

There is a report of a tree leaning over Silo Rd. on the north side of the WG bridge. The park may want to check that out and clear it for patrol and response issues. Sorry, I have no additional details on this one.

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Re: WRT storm damage clean up

Postby Mark T » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:42 pm

=D> Thanks for all the hard work.......
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Re: WRT storm damage clean up

Postby rich_k » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:53 pm

The park cleared the brush that was across Silo Rd, and they cleared and filled the ruts on the drop to Silo Rd. from the WG/Wolf River bridge pedestrian lane. That was deeply rutted from recent rains and was really sketchy.

The Bedpan Bypass drop (on the Blue) to the creek is rutted and sketchy. This will only get worse unless we install some sort of water bars or other water diversions. Lots of us ride this but it's pretty technical right now. What do others think?

Btw, great to see so many groups out today!
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Re: WRT storm damage clean up

Postby Brad C » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:27 pm

From the list of trees that need clearing in this forum thread;
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4205&start=135
it looks like we could go in from the Greenline to get the trees and get to the other issues. Maybe meet at code enforcement or weekend offender lot.

Some chance of rain Friday and Friday night into Saturday.
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Re: WRT storm damage clean up

Postby rich_k » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:31 am

I could work either Sat. or Sunday morning.

The Bedpan Bypass "gulch" would require "earth moving" tools to fill ruts and create water diversions.
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Re: WRT storm damage clean up

Postby Brad C » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:10 pm

It looks like a tossup right now. NWS says 15% chance of showers Saturday and 30% on Sunday. Intellicast and Accuweather are just the opposite. I'm open either day. MSTA has McLeods and Pulaskis for dirt work.
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