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From David at the DNR:

Walker Valley ORV Trail System

Beginning Thursday or Friday this week (Oct. 6 or 7), crews will be grading the Walker Valley mainline road (aka Peter Burns Road), east of Mount Vernon. While the grader is in the area, crews will be grading and reshaping the parking area at the Walker Valley Trailhead.

Other improvements include removing the old, rotten wooden fencing that delineates the parking area and replacing them with durable concrete fencing, and construction of a new loading ramp.

In addition to improvements to the trailhead, crews will be working on water quality enhancement and stream protection projects in the area.

Walker Valley trailhead will still be accessible during most of this work, and no work will be done on the weekend. You may see short, intermittent closures during specific work activities.

We expect this project to be completed late next week.

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They had already been into the parking lot at 0900 on Saturday.

Moved the rocks around, graded part of the lot and had piles of ecology blocks stacked near the fire pit.

The grader was working the road from right before the exit to Jam Trail to about halfway to the bridge on Peter Burns heading south.

He was dipping his blade into the "rain gutters" on the side of the road to bring up all of the gravel that gets pushed out to the sides.

Why they are doing it right as we come into the rainy season is beyond me. 👍

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They had already been into the parking lot at 0900 on Saturday.

Moved the rocks around, graded part of the lot and had piles of ecology blocks stacked near the fire pit.

The grader was working the road from right before the exit to Jam Trail to about halfway to the bridge on Peter Burns heading south.

He was dipping his blade into the "rain gutters" on the side of the road to bring up all of the gravel that gets pushed out to the sides.

Why they are doing it right as we come into the rainy season is beyond me. :ride:

Because it took the last 9 months (at least) to get the permits pushed through 👍 oh, and we are in the "salmon window"

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off topic but noticed a proposed land use posting for a new 36 acre orv campground in tahuya, this has been planned for a few years now along with other things, I was glad to see the sign even if it doesn't happen soon, it wasn't a closure.

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Thanks for the info Tod, we were wondering what was goin on in parking lot.

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