Photos and story by Murray Schneider
On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 work commenced on the first portion of the 15- month Glen Park Trails Project when workers from Yerba Buena Engineering and Construction felled a eucalyptus tree that both leaned dangerously over the canyon’s main fire road and impeded the flow of creek water.
Using a crane to heft the obstructing tree, the Yosemite-based company placed the 4-foot diameter tree adjacent to Alms Road where it awaits removal.
The long anticipated project, which will include a connector trail through San Francisco School District property on the School of the Arts campus all the way to Portola Drive, includes restoration of existing trail network, habitat restoration, erosion control throughout the Islias watershed, removal of 30 additional hazardous trees along trails, drainage improvements and ADA improvements between Bosworth and Silver Tree.
The 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Bond and the California State Habitat Fund Program fund the project. While work continues, trails will temporarily be closed to protect the public’s safety.
For a full description of the scope of this project readers can go to the Fall edition of the Glen Park News, which they can find on this website. Link to Glen Park News Back Issues and scroll to pages 12-13.