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ACFL Maintenance Report NOVEMBER—2021 by Steve Phillips <br /> November 19, 2021 <br /> I will be finishing out the month with some vacation time, so I'm writing this month's maintenance <br /> report early. Tomorrow we will have our Fall work party at Heart Lake, where we will clean up Heart <br /> Lake Road and venture back into the forest north of Heart Lake to continue with the holly sweep <br /> that we began at February's work party. I just walked the project area, and I really look forward to <br /> getting this done! <br /> I have not heard back about our Sooty Bark Disease samples submitted to WSU last month, but will <br /> follow up on this when I return from vacation. <br /> As of the end of October, water was still about an inch below the Beaver Deceiver at 32nd Street <br /> Swamp. I cleaned it. Water was still well below spilling out of Heart Lake for its annual formation of <br /> Ace of Hearts Creek. <br /> On October 29 I also pulled 4 derelict rebar pieces from the side of trail 208. Later, I had an <br /> awesome hike with Bob V and Denise Crowe, during which I spotted a patch of ivy on Trail 101 that I <br /> keep forgetting about. I'll get it this winter, I'm promising myself. I began filling some potholes on <br /> the Little Cranberry entrance road this day as well. <br /> I happened to encounter a policeman speaking with two people at Ray Auld Drive whose vehicle <br /> had been stolen while they were hiking Sugarloaf! They did not seem terribly alarmed because they <br /> had a GPS reading on the vehicle. But this was obviously eye-opening to us. <br /> I used the boom truck to prune some branches near the Mausoleum at Grandview Cemetery on <br /> November 4.This was one small part of a large team effort to prepare the Cemetery for Veterans <br /> Day. <br /> I used Parks' John Deere orchard tractor and blower attachment to blow leaves and debris off of Mt. <br /> Erie Road in early November. <br /> Water began pouring over the Little Cranberry Lake spillway on November 5. I took down all of the <br /> toxic algae advisory signage. We had put these up in late September as a result of a possible algae <br /> bloom, which we never confirmed, at Whistle Lake. <br /> I completed our annual dam inspections at Whistle Lake and Little Cranberry Lake early this month. <br /> These go to the WA Department of Ecology. <br /> The weather event to be remembered took place last weekend and into the week of November 15. <br /> Recent rain and wind made for a busy week for all of Public Works, between water and fallen trees. <br /> We had enough rain in the current cycle to determine whether our repair on Trail 10 was a success. <br /> From what we can tell, the repair is working as designed, but does not provide quite enough flow to <br /> relieve the wetland on the uphill side of the road. As a result, some water still does pass over the <br /> road. We need to revisit the design and make an appropriate fix. The unusually heavy rain (an <br /> "atmospheric river") also highlighted some other drainage problems in the Little Cranberry complex <br /> that I had not yet faced. <br /> Between November 16-18, Parks coworkers Braydn, Sky, and I picked up and planted 6 nursery <br /> trees near the new demonstration Rain Garden at City Hall. The beds were also covered with <br /> ornamental bark. <br />