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Contact: David Shaw, Director of Communications, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, (415) 561-3064
Part of a Larger Effort to Revitalize the Redwood Creek Watershed, the Improved Dias Ridge Trail Opens to the Public After Extensive Restoration Work
(San Francisco, CA)—The realignment and restoration of the 1.5-mile segment of the multi-use Dias Ridge Trail in Marin County is now complete after an extensive restoration project completed by the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and California State Parks, with support from the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council (BARTC) and California Coastal Conservancy.
A long-time favorite destination for recreation users, Dias Ridge named after one of the Portuguese dairy ranchers who once owned swaths of the West Marin hills is on a ridgeline above Muir Beach and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Marin Headlands. The newly completed segment of the multi-use trail, which bridges a gap in the Bay Area Ridge Trail, replaces an old ranch road and establishes a more sustainable footprint that complements the landscape and reduces erosion impacts.
"The work on the Dias Ridge Trail is part of a larger effort the NPS is taking to revitalize the important Redwood Creek Watershed," said Frank Dean, Acting Golden Gate National Recreation Area Superintendent. "It is through partnerships and cooperation demonstrated during this project that allows for the protection of these valuable resources and offers fantastic recreational opportunities to the public.
The NPS, Parks Conservancy, and California State Parks will continue work on improving the visitor experience on the trail by:
The re-opening of the Dias Ridge Trail which had been closed to the public for a year to allow trail tread and vegetation to take hold begins with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Saturday, May 8, 2010. The trail opens to hikers, bikers, and equestrians at 10 a.m. and music and hearty refreshments will be offered until 1 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call (415) 561-3039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions and other event details found here.
The work on the Dias Ridge is part of a larger effort to revitalize the important Redwood Creek Watershed. In addition, the National Park Service and Parks Conservancy are taking the lead in restoring the tidal lagoon at Muir Beach and improving the former Banducci farm site.
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