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Apr 07

Walks and Warnings

Posted to Naturally Speaking with Steve Lekwa by Erica Place

Sue and I have been practicing physical distancing from other folks
when we leave our place. We, like everyone else, miss being physically
with our friends and family, but we’ve been reaching out to them in
other ways more often than we would have before the pandemic. We’re not
technically very adept, but have been able to use our phones, computers,
e-mail, Face Time, Skype, and now a new program called Zoom that allows
multiple participants to see and hear each other in a meeting or
conversation. We may not be able to physically touch, but we find that
social connecting is more important now than ever. Do you know of a
lonely neighbor or maybe distant cousin you haven’t talked to in a long
time? They could sure use a call right now. My 4-year-old grand
daughter and her mom have chalk-drawn happy rainbows on neighbor’s steps
when out walking.

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Jul 08

Quick HGP Update

Posted to The Greenprint by Erica Place

  • Earthwork around campground continues for jetty construction, boat ramp expansion, and bridge to the island.
  • Fishing jetty construction has begun at the shop hillside. 
  • Sediment removal in East Game (portion of lake East of 680th) is underway. There is a total of 56,000 yards of sediment to be removed from this location. 
  • Lake dewatering is proceeding to lower lake. A 24” pipe has been installed through the dam and will be extended in to the lake bed. Once this is complete the dam will be rebuilt to pre-construction condition.  
  • Secondary Roads is working hard on reopening 680th at the tubes. Large rain events had caused undercutting beneath the road. The road is set to be opened in the next couple of weeks. 
The park (except the campgrounds and Snow Bunting Lodge) remains closed to the public during this active construction period. 

Hickory Grove Aerial
Photo by Nick Lennie