Work crews begin maintenance on Slocan Valley Heritage Trails
Users of the Slocan Valley Heritage Trails please take note of some upcoming maintenance in the weeks and months ahead.
From Monday to Friday (July 25-29) certified fallers, workers, vehicles and very noisy machinery will be present on the trail during these dates to clear marked trees encroaching along the tread-path.
“The reason this needs to be done is that the canopy of these trees has created ‘tree-wells’ as they have grown which makes it difficult with our winter grooming program,” a SVHTS spokesperson said.
“In some cases the roots are beginning to undermine the Rail Trail tread surface. The Society have not done a thinning like this in around seven years.”
Portions of the trail will be temporarily closed and warning signage will be posted with alternate routes that should be considered.
Crews are expected to begin work Lemon Creek Monday, heading north.
Next area is Winlaw south, then the Passmore area and onto Crescent Valley.
“Don’t know how quickly it’ll go, since that area is quite thick,” the spokesperson said.
The SVHTS would like to apologize for any inconvenience.
The Society can be reached by calling 1-888-683-SVRT