Following an extensive week of scouting and debris removal, most trails in the Eugene park system are clear. Crews, including volunteers from the Scorpion Trail Crew, spent the week moving through forested parks like the Ridgeline Trail, Hendricks Park, Wild Iris Ridge and Skinner Butte. All of the main trails through city parks are now clear, however downed trees could still be across a few of the side, lesser-traveled paths.
“We’ve been able to make good progress this week clearing storm debris throughout our park system,” said Damon Joyner, Incident Commander. “While trails are cleared, root wads from falling trees took out sections of the path in a few of our forested parks. People need to be careful when walking the trails. We’ll be working to fix those trails over the next few months.”
Public Works staff continue to make progress clearing storm-related tree damage and removing debris from the right of way, specifically in higher elevations. While there is more tree damage in this area of town, crews expect to be finished clearing debris from the right of way by the end of March.
Work Orders Completed To-date
- Removed more than 650 tree hazards
- Cleaned about 1,050 debris piles (1,800 cubic yards in total
Remaining Work Orders
- 358 tree-related work orders
- 181 debris-related work orders