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LACO Attended Groundbreaking Ceremony for Elk River Access Area and Hiksari’ Trail

(Eureka, CA – June 6, 2012) LACO Project Manager, Charles Roecklein and Designer, Julian Berg, attended the groundbreaking celebration held for the Elk River Access Area and Hiksari’ Trail on June 2, 2012. The ceremony was organized by RCAA, the City’s Trails contractor, and was well-attended. Eureka Mayor, Frank Jager, and 4th District Supervisor, Virginia Bass, performed the actual “groundbreaking” work. The celebration included a tour of the future trail that will become the newest section of the Eureka Waterfront Trail, located immediately south of the Truesdale Vista Point. The Vista Point access area and trail system will provide a new opportunity to experience, enjoy, and learn about the habitat and history of the Humboldt Bay/Elk River Estuary. Construction on the trail was scheduled to begin June 5, 2012. LACO’s project team is handling the Truesdale Vista Point development that will serve as a trailhead and access point for the Hiksari’ Trail leading south, and future trail leading north of the site. LACO provided civil and structural engineering, utilities design, landscape design, geotechnical report, surveying, bidding and construction phase services to the City of Eureka for the development of the new trail access point. Designer, Julian Berg, provided color renderings of the site design, as well as the landscape plan with support from a LACO biologist on the native plant selection appropriate for the coastal site. The project team also prepared topographic mapping, utility mapping, and right-of-way mapping along portions of the Hiksari’ Trail, and soils investigation and engineering design of a footbridge at the south end of the trail. See more about LACO’s contributions to the Truesdale Vista Point and Trails projects here: Truesdale Vista Point - Elk River Trailhead