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Trail work taking place along Duck Creek this month & Community Planting Day June 19

June 7, 2021 – FYI

Improvements to a trail and wetland area along Duck Creek in the Mendenhall Valley began today, June 7, and will continue through the month. Please use caution in this area and follow any construction signage. Improvements include clearing trees, storm water control, and creating a walkway to the bridge. Project goals include rehabilitating wetland areas and improving habitat.

MRV Architects designed the improvements, Trail Mix is performing the trail work, and Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition will facilitate the revegetation of the area. The work is being funded through mitigation money provided to the City and Borough of Juneau by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities for impacts to park property from the Stephen Richards Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road Roundabout projects.

The public is invited to a Community Planting Day on Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. to participate in the rehabilitation and beautification of the area. Please meet at the bridge crossing Duck Creek north of the Duck Creek Market.

For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 586-5226, or MRV Architects’ Kevin Jeffery at kevin@mrvarchitects.com or 907-586-1371.