WHAT IS THE PROJECT?

  • The Coyote Crossing Repair + Improvement Project includes the improvement and restoration of Coyote Crossing with a new bridge installed across the creek and a boardwalk installed in the wetland area of the trail. Significant work will be done to restore the damaged wetland to its natural habitat.

WHY THIS PROJECT?

  • This project, while in the works for some time, has been put into motion through a partnership with the Sierra Watershed Council.

WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS?

  • The restoration of wetland area will return a sensitive zone back to its natural habitat. The deterioration from human use throughout the years and cattle grazing from previous property owners also damaged the area.
  • The creek will return to its natural state with an elevated trail, allowing water to flow like it used to.
  • For members, this project will allow users to utilize the Euer Valley Trail all year; usually, the springtime renders this section of the trail too wet to use.
  • The trail will be closed to users during the construction phase of this project.

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE?

  • This project is currently in its planning stage. Construction will begin in 2022 for 1 season and should be completed by fall 2022.

WHAT IS THE TOTAL COST?

  • The total cost is anticipated to be $1.3 million, though the overall scope may slightly exceed this.
  • The partnership match from the Sierra Watershed Council is $589,835.80. This award was contingent on the grant receipt From the United States Environmental Protection Agency in August 2020.
  • Tahoe Donner has funding match commitments of $150,000 of Replacement Reserve Funds for soft costs, including wetland delineation and other studies in 2020 and additional Replacement Reserve Fund construction costs of $400,000 for 2022 as well as $25,000 covering Tahoe Donner staffing over the 2-year project period.

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