Parks Maintenance Update
Parks staff spent a significant amount of time this week on vegetation management activities in the Porterfield Creek Open Space Preserve. The large amounts of rain generated erosion on some of the trails that required attention this week. Erosion issues were addressed on Traverse trail as well as Andiamo Trail. With the help of Rick Baldomero, a local volunteer, Parks staff also installed grade 2 base rock on several sections of trails to help with the saturated slippery surfaces.
Update on the Open Space Vegetation Management Project
Northern Sonoma County Fuels Crews are making great progress on removing and chipping ladder fuels in the Porterfield Creek Open Space. Phase 1 of the project is nearing completion. The priority for this week is to create a fire break within the park and the adjacent residences near the park. A crew of seven was designated to tackle this critical project (see images below). The next step is to schedule prescribed burn days to address debris piles located on treacherous terrain inaccessible to a woodchipper or other equipment. The tentative dates for the prescribed burns are February 4th, 5th and 6th. Once dates are confirmed we will send notifications regarding this event.
General Park Maintenance
General clean up maintenance was scheduled this week near the Welcome to Cloverdale sign, located on the north side of town. Struggling vegetation was removed as well as string weed eating performed. Staff also focused on picking up garbage along both sides of the Boulevard from the Quick Stop gas station up to the Hamburger Ranch restaurant.
The Community Development and Parks Department continues to address all arborist and community inquires with a positive outlook toward the coming new year.