North West Bay River

Tuesday 14 October 2014

We worked with three PWS staff to create a short section of track so that walkers didn’t have to use the river for access, which can be somewhat dangerous when there is a lot of water in the river or when the rocks are wet and slippery such as from rain.
 
Two trees lying on the ground had to be sawn through and several smaller ones cut off at the base.  Benching was also done to make easy travel. Other early sections of the track were also repaired.
 
Downstream an Erica site was inspected and a few plants found, including 4-5 larger than expected.

Site A  Before southern end of rerouteSite A  After with a path added and the tree sawn through

Site A before and after - with a path added and the tree sawn through

Site A after with a rock step added.  The cut tree can be seen at the back

Site A after with a rock step added.  The cut tree can be seen at the back

 

Site C before work on cutting through the tree commencedSite C after the tree has been sawn through. The wood at the bottom was soft enough to remove with a mattock

Site C before and after the tree has been sawn through. The wood at the bottom was soft enough to remove with a mattock.

 

Site B Before the small trees were removed and the bank stabilised.Site B After with small trees removed and the bank stabilised. The bank at the right side was cut into to allow passage.

Site B before and after with small trees removed and the bank stabilised. The bank at the right side was cut into to allow passage.

 

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