May 5, 2009
Rick Nolan, 707-465-7304
Redwood National and State Parks’ Superintendents Steve Chaney and Jeff Bomke announced today that over nine million dollars will be invested in the parks as part of the American Reinvestment and
Recovery Act. Projects funded by the Act will help restore landscapes, improve facilities and roads, and enhance energy efficiency of park buildings. Chaney stated that “these funds will help immeasurably in fulfilling plans for new recreational opportunities, addressing resource protection needs, and tackling deferred maintenance projects.”
Specific Redwood National and State Park projects funded by the
American Reinvestment and Recovery Act include:
- Construction of a new trail from the Davison Road area to the Lady Bird Johnson grove of redwoods.
- Installation of a photovoltaic system on the park headquarters building in Crescent City.
- Repairs to the interior of the headquarters building in Crescent City.
- Repairs to primary roads in the Mill Creek drainage which were damaged by storms.
- Repairing and rehabilitating degraded roads and other sites to avert potential landslides in the Mill Creek, Redwood Creek, and Lost Man Creek watersheds.
- Thinning second growth forests, adjusting stand structure and species composition to accelerate restoration of ancient redwood forest characteristics.
- Significant improvements to Alder Camp Road located within the park just south of the Klamath River.
This work as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act is a nearly $1 billion investment from the American people in more than 750 projects in their national parks.
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