Treadwell Ditch Sign (Photo credit: Trail Mix, Inc.)
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Trail Mix has recently worked on a number of trails in the Juneau area.
The organization’s mission is to develop and maintain the Juneau trail network. They help bring people and resources together to improve trails and activities.
Trail Mix executive director Ryan O’Shaughnessy told the Capital Chat that they’ve focused on the big trails, like the Tredwell Ditch. He said the organization has a long-standing partnership with the Juneau Community Foundation and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to improve the trail.
He said the Treadwell Ditch Trail project is nearing completion.
âIt’s kind of a legacy project for the trail mix,â O’Shaughnessy said. âSo this year we put four smaller bridges between Falls Creek and Nielson Creek, and we actually put a bridge over Nielson Creek which is – if you’ve hiked the trail – it’s a really big, steep creek. near Bonnie Brae neighborhood So this was one of the hardest places to cross on the Tredwell moat and now there’s a 46ft long bridge over it so we’re really excited about that. “
He said they also worked with state parks on the Point Bridget Trail and with CBJ on the Lena Point Trail.
Trail Mix team member Meghan Tabacek said she was proud of the work Trail Mix has done at the Eagle Valley Center.
âIt was the most muddy place I have ever worked, but seeing a space go from nothing to a 180ft elevated walkway is a really cool experience just in terms of teamwork and the logistics of watching something like that to build was really cool, and it’s a lot of hard work, “she said.” But in the end, the product is going to benefit so many people. “
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