Trail reroute cutting erosion, lengthening popular Buttermilk

One of the new switchbacks being put into place in the new reroute of the Buttermilk TrailThe Buttermilk Trail is being reworking in the Main Area of the James River Park below the 42nd Street intersection with Riverside Drive. The small parking area on the eastbound side of the Riverside has had a steep and slippery trail that runs straight down the hill to connect to the Buttermilk. Over the years, erosion has become a problem with that trail access, and the rerouting work being done in the area should help cut down on erosion and improve the footing for hikers. Plus, it is adding a little more trail that runs around the quarried out hillside. From Richmond MORE:

Old trail that runs straight downhill at 42nd Street on Buttermilk TrailThis Saturday we will be meeting at Reedy Creek at 9am again and continuing work on the Buttermilk East re-route. Nathan and the crew hope that this last push will finish up the re-route.  Please park at Reedy Creek and head west along the trail to the Red Clay Hill, the section of trail that also has the small pedestrian staircase and wooden ramp with the bricks in the center. The guys will be working on a short re-route in that are to help reduce some erosion problems. 

  • What: Buttermilk East Re-Route work part 3.
  • When: Saturday 3-26-11 starting at 9am ending..? Come out for as long as you like.
  • Where: Park in the Reedy Creek parking lot just off of Riverside Drive and Nathan will divide up the groups in the morning. If you like to sleep in a bit then go ahead and park at Reedy and walk West along Buttermilk East (Towards the Nickel Bridge/Dog Park) and come on over to “Red Clay Hill” to catch up with the crew.
  • Bring: Gloves, work boots or shoes, water or coffee (if that’s your thing), a small snack to keep the blood sugar in check and an open mind.

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