On Thursday May 5th, a group of volunteers constructed short lengths of portable boardwalk to mitigate passage through wet areas on the north end of the Big Ravine’s East Rim Trail. The many hands of the following volunteers allowed the project to be completed in under two hours: Don Louis Bredle, Kurt Dicke, Mary Finn, Neil Howk, Paul & Brenda Kaese, Kate Kitchell, Tessa Levens, and Gene Lemmenes.
The group dug small channels to help drain standing water off of the trail. They also constructed a dozen sections of treated boardwalk using 8-foot lengths of 2" x 12" boards screwed to 6" x 6" blocks. The boardwalks were placed along the wettest sections of the trail and can easily be moved aside once the trail dries out.