Over 1,000 hours of Volunteer labor! China Camp Shoreline Trail Update – It’s Done!

Friends of China Camp (FOCC) would like everyone to know that the Shoreline Trail is now open and ready for you. This fabulous repair was completed by a combination of the California Conservation Corps (CCC), contracted equipment operators and ‘we can do it’ volunteers. Check out this video of the final stages.

Highlights of the project:

  • Numerous hours were devoted to permitting and logistical planning.
  • 54 volunteers participated in one or more of the 17 work day events.
  • Of the 2,400+ man-hours of work, 50% was done by volunteers.
  • Detour trails were created.
  • 300+ tons of rock and stone were used.
  • Motorized toters traveled over 400 miles to and from the work site.
  • Several hundred feet of firehose was laid to supply water at the worksite.
  • Gabion cages were assemble and filled with rock by hand
  • Erosion control was done using filter cloth, jute and wattles.
  • Split rail fencing was installed.
  • Frequent equipment failures required some very creative solutions.
  • All work complied with State environmental standards and passed inspection.
  • Total cost in materials and labor was just under $100K; appoximately half was donated. Thank you!

This was far and away the most ambitious trail repair project executed by FOCC. They wanted to make sure to thank the many volunteers, MCBC members and donors for their support. For more details about the project, special thanks and donors, click here.

Photos of the project phases can be found here: September 22-23CCCOctober 6-7October 21-22November 1.

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