B St trail follows an obsolete railroad right of way. This project will remove the remnant railroad trestle, which aggravates erosion.
The obsolete, eroding railroad bed separates the creek from its floodplain. Vegetation from this area, already somewhat sparse, was removed to prepare for this phase of construction work. The area will be replanted in the fall and winter of 2019-20, as part of Phase 1.
Native camas flourishes amidst spring rains.
The project will reduce creekbank erosion.
The B St trail is a popular destination, easily accessible from Forest Grove yet not far from farms and the foothills of the Coast Range.
In preparation for construction, the team surveyed and relocated native freshwater mussels, which can live up to 50 years and filter water all their lives. All native freshwater mussels in Oregon are considered sensitive or threatened.
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