News.Bytes Extra, Issue 628
Dedication of New River Access Point
on the Wild and Scenic Trinity River
Staff from the BLM Redding Field Office joined partners from the Bureau of Reclamation, the Trinity River Restoration Project and other partners, Saturday, June 7, to dedicate a new river access point along the Wild and Scenic Trinity River east of Weaverville.
The new site at Lorenz Gulch provides a smooth boat, canoe and kayak launch into a calm side channel, restroom facilities, interpretive panels and an expanded parking area. The facility was designed to minimize sediment flow into the river while providing easy public access.
Above photos: BLM Northern California District Manager Nancy Haug and BOR Regional Manager Brian Person address partners at the Lorenz River Access dedication ceremony before BLM Redding Field Manager Jennifer Mata uses an oar to cut a ribbon across the new boat ramp. (Photo credits: BLM)
The site also features a vegetation restoration project where a temporary solar powered pump and drip irrigation system has been installed to get the new plantings off to a good start. Dedication participants toured the site and hiked a recreational trail that is also part of the development. The walk was especially fitting because the dedication event took place on the observance of National Trails Day.
Prior to the dedication, a group of partners floated a mile-long, BLM-managed reach of the wild and scenic river to look at successful restoration projects designed and implemented by the Trinity River Restoration Program.
Above photos: Brandt Gutermuth of the Trinity River Restoration Program points out project details during a float on the Wild and Scenic Trinity River. Partners enjoyed beautiful river scenes on the brief float trip. (Photo credit: BLM)
More information on the wild and scenic Trinity is available at the BLM Redding Field office website: www.blm.gov/redding. Information about the Trinity River Restoration Program can be found at www.trrp.net.
-- Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer, Northern California District (June 2014)
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