Graham Parks and Recreation Board President Lee Boyd shows off a lidar map of a trail along Salt Creek to members of the Rotary Club of Graham in November 2020. The Graham City Council last Thursday approved the use of $10,000 from the Special Park Fund to clear the banks of Salt Creek along the proposed trail area for the planned Salt Creek Park project.
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City council approves creek bank clearing project
The Graham City Council last Thursday approved the use of $10,000 from the Special Park Fund to clear the banks of Salt Creek along the proposed trail area for the planned Salt Creek Park project. Graham Parks and Recreation Board President Lee Boyd said during the meeting he got a quote from the company Pierce Land Clearing, of Blum, to proceed with the project this week.
The city of Graham received $1.3 million from the Brazos River Authority for park improvement projects in June 2018. Graham City Manager Brandon Anderson said last Thursday that the city has $1.2 million of the seed money available, with some spent in the past to get a tractor and shredder to take care of the area and additional expenses for engineering fees. He said the idea for the clearing project came from Boyd who found a company who could perform the task.
“He’s talked to an individual that has a machine that it doesn’t just go and push trees down, it doesn’t just mow them down, it actually goes through (and) basically pulverizes the tree and mulches it into the ground. So, it is a neat concept because then all you are doing is taking the brush and small shrubbery and reducing them down to a bank on the side of Salt Creek,” Anderson said.
For the rest of the story, see the Jan. 13 edition of The Graham Leader.