Euer Valley Restoration 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 Truckee River 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 a 60% design phase. Construction is planned for 2023 and is anticipated to take one construction season to complete.
WHAT IS THE TOTAL COST?
The total cost is anticipated to be $1.5 million, though the overall scope may slightly exceed this.
Staff are actively looking for future grant opportunities for more construction funding with the Truckee River Watershed Council.
The partnership match from the Truckee River 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 two-year project period.
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