Paradise EAC meeting notes – June 13, 2013
Mt. Airy trails --
Woodland Trail -
- proposed loop is good. OK to drop Mule Farm trail, but replace with a stream crossing and continue trail up to Grange Road with a trailhead there, for future linkages to trails on other side of Grange Road. And/or, cross stream and loop back to Resort on other side of stream.
Don Miller has pictures of a stepping stone stream crossing on Cherry Creek that was approved by MCCD and DEP.
Mt Sophia -
-only comment is that the point where the trail must cross, and Mt. Airy only owns to a point, Mt. Airy should get an easement to cross the land next to the point.
Merry Hill -
- keep trail spur to springhouse.
- keep trail section/ switchback (at start) with lower grade.
Red Rock -
- keep Red Rock spur trail (at top of map) and link that trail to the spur coming from the parking lot (where I drew a red line).
- all the blue and pink trails should be retained/built. Don't count the same section of trail twice when measuring footage.
In general - switching colors between maps is very confusing. Make all “proposed trails" blue, make all "proposed spur trails" pink, don't put one color on top of another.
Additions/corrections to the Open Space map emailed last week
Don has some corrections to protected lands near him, which he will give to Reda. Otherwise, the map looks fine.
Edie will invite Jason Smith to July meeting to discuss Mt Airy Greenway monitoring. His participation has been approved by BOS.
Community Garden – Will Eldridge has done some research and found info from upstate NY that might be of interest. He will send link to Peter. Question: is there interest, and should we find a location before trying to gauge interest?
Walking trail around The Roof park – Don and Peter Gonze will walk the area to find a suitable path, which does not involve the cemetery, or private property.
No discussion on Bob Satin’s suggestion to ask Chuck Hannig for a trail easement along Wyndham boundary to connect with Skywood.
Letter of thanks to Julie Niering, Flood's nursery, Will Eldredge and Bob Safin & Road Crew for fine job with bridge planters – Carol will write and send.