From: Jon Lewis Date: Aug 20, 2012 11:06:56 AM Subject: 276 is not closed To: Aaron Basmajian <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jamie Pfaeffle <email@example.com>, Jason Hochreiter <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Adam Bemis <email@example.com>, Rich Petyk <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Rich Dallas <email@example.com>, Robbie Sedgewick <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Rob Dubas <email@example.com>, Karen Brooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Alan Lucas <email@example.com>, "Jorge A. Mendoza R." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Richard Grace <email@example.com>, Darrin Filer <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Bob Bannon <email@example.com>, Brian McDonald <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Charlie Patterson <email@example.com> Cc: Peter Greninger <firstname.lastname@example.org>, David Biber <email@example.com>, Gary Rigdon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hello Frick Park Trail User
Please help spread word that 276 has not been closed. Unfortunately some trail users have already removed signs and moved timber along Nine Mile Run. There's clearly confusion amongst trail users.
The only change is that the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association has closed stream crossing points and the approach trail within the sensitive habitats and very costly floodplain restoration area near Commercial Street. They ask that trail users who want to cross Nine Mile Run do so only at the green bench or ~25 feet upstream. The official statement from NMRWA and its partners on this matter is as follows. Please feel free to copy & paste, forward, or otherwise spread word.
"The Nine Mile Run Watershed Association is working with the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and the Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group to protect sensitive habitats along the banks of Nine Mile Run in an area just upstream from Commercial Street. Trail users who wish to cross Nine Mile Run can do so on stable rocks at the green park bench or about 25 feet upstream. These two crossing points are sustainable."
Jon Lewis, PhD, Associate Professor of Geoscience, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 114 Walsh, Indiana, PA 15705 USA