North Fork history park cleanup

-- North Fork History GroupMay 29, 2013 

The North Fork History Group, a non-profit organization, has announced the start of the next phase of the North Fork History Park. Initial planning and agreement with the Community Development Council for the group to establish and manage an interpretive history park on CDC property has been completed.

"The next phase is to clean up berry vines, shrubs, metal, wood, and other debris left at the site when the sawmill was torn down," said Don Grove, history group board member. "This stage includes removal of brush and trees so the damage to drainage pipes can be located and repaired and we are seeking volunteers to join us at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, to help with the clean-up."

Volunteers are asked to bring weed trimmers, chainsaws, rakes, gloves, wheelbarrows, buckets and shovels.

"The vision for the park includes an interpretive trail in the area of the the old saw mill building explaining the history of the mill operations," Grove said. "Our long term plan is to have interpretive kiosks on the site."

Volunteers will meet in front of the CDC offices at 8 a.m. or go directly to the site if arriving after 8 a.m.

"All help we can get will be greatly appreciated in getting this area ready for a history park to commemorate the workers at the mill and the lumber industry that helped put North Fork on the map," Grove said.

Details: Don Grove, (559) 877-2141.

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