After a year-long renovation Roosevelt School held a rededication on Thursday September 29. Here’s a some coverage from a local television station. And here’s a news release (pdf) from the Boise School District.
A project to repair an unsightly scar running down the face of Castle Rock is considered a success by land managers.
Ridge to Rivers contracted with Conservation Seeding and Restoration to reclaim the site.
The scar is the result of visitors hiking straight up to the Castle Rock monolith — rather than using the Castle Rock Loop Trail. While the area has been fenced and posted as closed for many years, some use has persisted.
In November, the site was scarified, seeded and erosion control matting was placed over the path.
“Our hope is that users will now refrain from hiking on this path,” said David Gordon, Ridge to Rivers coordinator. The path has been revegetated; some seeding remains.
The $4,200 project was funded by a Heritage Trust account established in 1999 designated for habitat restoration, trail maintenance and native plants in Castle Rock Reserve.