04-20-2001, 01:01 PM
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Rubicon update - Placer County
Hot of the pres from Placer County Public Works.
April 20, 2001
SUBJECT: STATUS OF McKINNEY-RUBICON SPRINGS ROAD EROSION CONTROL REPAIRS PROJECT
Placer County would like to thank those who have provided comments and offered assistance for repairing McKinney-Rubicon Springs Road. We have received numerous ideas, suggestions, and volunteerism offers through both the March 26, 2001 public meeting and various correspondence. The County gathered input and solicited assistance from other agencies that have an interest in this road at a meeting held on April 10, 2001. We discussed the necessary short-term repair activities within Placer County's jurisdiction as well as identified the need for a long-term, entire Rubicon Trail Management Plan.
The County has secured funds from the California Tahoe Conservancy and California State Parks-OHV Division for repairing the upper, unpaved portion of McKinney-Rubicon Springs Road this summer. Additional funding in the form of sponsorship from DaimlerChrysler is being investigated. Grant applications will be prepared in time for the July 1, 2001 due date for the State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Program for further repairs as well as water quality monitoring activities for next year.
During the 2001 summer construction season, Placer County intends to make use of volunteers to the greatest extent possible to complete innovative roadbed repairs. Initially, the County must inspect the condition of the road as soon as the snow has sufficiently melted in order to develop a detailed repair plan. Tentatively, the County expects to have volunteers assist in completing the needed repair work from July 27 through August 5, and revegetation from September 14 through September 16. Don Klusman of the California Association of 4WD Clubs will serve as the main point of contact to organize volunteer efforts. Please contact Don at Klusman@syix.com, or (530) 671-4587, if you are interested in volunteering time, equipment, or materials.
Over the next few months, we will also work on signing, enforcement, and long-term voluntary maintenance programs. Please note that the County has created a web page at www.placer.ca.gov/works/rubicon.htm to promote the exchange of information regarding this road. Again, thank you for your continued support of Placer County's goal to protect surface water quality and maintain public access to this historic route.
County of Placer
Department of Public Works
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