Udate on Lynn Channel Project
Sat Aug 18, 2018 09:13

Due to some access issues the start of the project will now be Tuesday August 21. The volunteer assignments are below but if others can help any time next week it would be appreciated. We have 2 people for each task to allow breaks and flexibility. Directions to the site are at the end of the email if anyone would like to visit.

Tuesday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
1. Colin & Glen: Erect plastic fencing and signage at north end of work area. Miscellaneous tasks as needed.
2. Jan and Janet: Bring lawn chairs to sit at north end of work area and inform public of work underway.
3. Jane and Dolores: Bring lawn chairs to sit at south end of work area to open and close gate for trucks.
4. Perry and Hossein: Walk trucks from south gate to dump area. We will get guidance for dump sites from Mitch (excavator operator)
5. Dave and Ricky: Supervise loading of trucks at Seymour spit.

Tuesday 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
1. Glen, Dolores & Tim: Fire watch for 2 hours after work stops.

Wednesday to Saturday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
1. Dave, Ricky, BCIT Students: Drill and Epoxy cables to anchor logs.
2. Glen & Colin: Miscellaneous tasks as needed.
3. Dolores & and “still needed”: Bring lawn chairs to inform public of work underway.

Wednesday to Saturday 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
1.Glen, Dolores & Tim Fire watch for 2 hours after work stops

Note: Ad hoc visits to the site will be made by Aaron (Field Engineer from NHC), Chelsea (Field Biologist from DNV), DFO (Sandie/Tyler/Al), Linsey (TWN), Trevor (Port), Tyler/Megan (DNV Trails).

For those interested in a description of how we hope the first day will go see note below from Dave to the bridge contractor. I have also attached a project summary for additional background:
“Tuesday morning, the first piece of equipment entering the site will be one of the trucks hauling either wood or rock. This is scheduled for 8am. Also at 8am, a NSSK crew will be assisting to open and close the blue security gates, walk the trucks in and out of the site, and managing a snow fence to exclude pedestrians and their dogs from entering the site when trucks are moving material. Glen Parker will be the site supervisor while I operate from the storage yard. At 9am, the Spyder excavator will arrive at the site and will begin moving the end-dumped trees and rocks into position in the dry channel. The trucks will alternate between an 80-yard demo bin truck for the trees and a tandem-axle dump truck for the rocks. This will continue throughout the day until all the required materials have been brought to the site. We anticipate that this will take most of the day but barring any unforeseen circumstances, it should all be done in one day. We are required to shut down operations by 4:30/5pm each day and then maintain a fire watch for 2 hours. The BCIT 4x4 will be crossing the blue fence, once in the morning and once at the end of the day. The Spyder will remain on site for the duration of the project. All personnel will walk into the site via the pedestrian trail from Arbourlynn. Once the project is completed, the Spyder will need to leave the site.”

To get to the site park on Arbourlynn or at the Inter River park (see maps). The Inter River location has bathrooms and water. From either parking area, go down to the river and on the west side of the creek walk south for about 500 metres and you will see us. The “rusty bridge” is at the location where the trails cross the creek. Contact information is below if needed.
Glen Parker, gepa@telus.net
Home: 604-929-8450; Mobile: 604-499-4727
Dolores Parker Mobile: 778-960-0517
Dave Harper Mobile: 778-838-7274


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