Hazel Meadow Day Use Area Restoration

Pollock Pines, California

Foothill Associates landscape architects prepared a construction cost estimate, schedule, and project description in support of El Dorado Irrigation District’s successful Cosumnes, American, Bear, and Yuba Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (CABY IRWMP) grant application for improvements to Hazel Meadows Day Use Area in the Sly Park Recreation Area. Project improvements protected tributaries to Jenkinson Lake to prevent the degradation of associated sensitive riparian habitat and to avoid erosion and water quality impacts. Improvements under the grant included revegetation of creek corridor, road and camp site removal, reconfiguration of camp sites, rehabilitation of vegetation, installation of bridge crossings, and fire prevention and fire wise education.

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Pedestrian and equestrian bridge crossing drainage channel through meadow.

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Boardwalk through meadow terminating at overlook of Jenkinson Lake, with bat boxes and interpretive signs along the way.

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Boardwalk terminates at an overlook to Jenkinson Lake with benches and interpretive signs.

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Interpretive signs placed along boardwalk and at overlook of Jenkinson Lake.

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Before the meadow restoration.

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Wetland planting along the drainage channel and hydroseeding of the meadow.

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More than 1,400 plants were planted at a community planting event we helped organize with boy scouts and girl scouts.

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Day-use picnic area with tables and BBQs.

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Kiosk sign at day-use area with interpretive information and recreation area map.