Project Watershed Continues Restoration Works at Kus-kus-sum
Excavator digging at Kus-kus-sum ~ N Prince
Concrete Footing at Kus-kus-sum ~ C. Holbrook
Erosion and Turbidity Controls ~ C Holbrook
We would like to remove as much of this material as we can this year, so we will be spending the next few weeks removing this concrete and separating out the rebar. We will also be undertaking some initial discovery works to uncover the extent of a concrete wall that was found running behind the current steel piling wall, as well as the effort required to remove it. If feasible, this entire concrete wall will be removed next year while maintaining the integrity of the steel piling wall. We will not be processing any of the concrete material into crush until next spring.
As with the work this summer, there will be noise associated with construction. We will adhere to noise reduction bylaws and keep construction noise limited to the hours 7:30am-6pm. The noise will be less than at certain points during the summer as no concrete crushing will be occurring at the site this fall. In the case of heavy rains and storms, we will pause work on site. The site has been secured against flooding and rainwater discharge with silt fencing and other flood and turbidity control measures.
If you’re keen to engage in the project in a volunteer capacity, please keep an eye on our website and Facebook. We will be doing a volunteer call out there for planting activities this fall (date TBD) and we’d love to welcome you folks out to the site to help us with our initial planting efforts later this year. We are continuing to raise funds for restoration, so please visit our website if you are interested in donating. Thank you so much for your support and interest in Kus-kus-sum, if you have any questions feel free to contact us.