Sixth Bridge Completed!

September 19, 2014

The completed bridge over Doty Creek. Sept 18, 2014.

Sept 17 #2It only took about two days of hard work to finish the last bridge over the wetlands at Kilchis Point Reserve. The crew from South Fork Camp was amazing and helped our Pioneer Museum staff by hauling lumber for the joists, constructing the bridge deck and finishing the side bumpers. The men even designed a pleasing curve to this bridge over Doty Creek, making this a very lovely addition. Next will come the approaches to the bridge from both sides, which we hope will be done in the next couple of weeks.


New Bridge started

September 6, 2014

Would that we had a magic wand that we could wave and the trails and bridges at Kilchis Point Reserve would be done!

Alas, we are limited by time, work crews, and – of course – money!

But considering the progress we have made in only the last 4 years, the trails and bridges are amazing!

The South Fork Camp workers returned to KPR this week and the sixth – and last – bridge over wetlands was begun. The pin footings were installed and now the crew can start the actual construction when the next load of lumber arrives.


South Fork Crew starts the final bridge.

South Fork Crew starts the final bridge.


Pin footings are driven into place on Sept, 4, 2014.

Can fall be coming so soon?

September 2, 2014

The alder leaves are already falling at Kilchis Point Reserve, signaling the end of summer. The rain over the Labor Day weekend was welcomed by the rough-skinned newts and they were all over the paths for the Pearl Festival tours on Saturday. Be careful where you step!038