Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Help Build the Narrow Gauge Trail

Bill Haire of the Nevada County Land Trust has diligently worked on acquiring trail easements for the long-planned Narrow Gauge Trail. This exciting project would connect Grass Valley to Colfax via a trail that would follow the old NCNG railroad route.

If you are interested in helping out, check out this trailwork day:

Saturday, May 13, 8:00 a.m. and will end at 12:00 noon Trail maintenance on the Narrow Gauge Trail. Bring loppers, pruning saws, pole saws, and weed eaters if you have them. Meeting place: Happy Apple Kitchen, park at the left side, next to the fence.

We will be trimming and removing brush, tree limbs, etc. from the railroad grade on those segments of the rail road where the Land Trust holds a trail easement.

We recently acquired an additional easement on the route and are working on securing several others. We will also be meeting with Cal Trans regarding obtaining an encroachment permit for portions of the railroad grade that fall within the highway easement.

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