PUBLIC LANDS -- Restoration of the illegal road cut into the South Hill bluff is in its third week, with hydroseeding and planting of native vegetation scheduled for completion next week.
Avista reports that applications for the final permits related to the restoration project were submitted on Friday, May 26 to the City of Spokane Planning Department.
During this third week of restoration, the contractor for the restoration, Land Expressions, continued restoring the road-cut, Avista says in a weekly update.
As of today, a total of 4,300 feet of the road cut has been regraded and hydroseeded, with 3,000 feet of that on the City’s property. One thousand, five hundred feet of the City’s property has also been replanted with trees and shrubs. We plan to complete the restoration of the road cut next week, which will include replanting trees and shrubs on Mr. Bracher’s and the City’s property.
We also continue to use stumps and fallen trees in the restoration effort to help direct hikers, runners, and cyclists, as well as to prevent erosion and create habitat.
All impacts of the restoration have continued to be confined to the original road cut.
As we continue this restoration effort we ask the public to be respectful of the private property and to stay off the restored area.