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Pogonip Nature Loop Re-route
The "Pogonip Nature Loop," a pedestrian-only trail in Pogonip open space has been identified for re-routing due to deterioration of a steep portion of the trail. The new route which is approximately 1/4 mile was walked and flagged by City staff, a trails specialist and the City's biological consultant. There were no concerns noted and City staff has been provided with guidelines for decommissioning the old route as well as measures to avoid impacts of the surrounding areas. No trees will be removed during this process. The City plans to begin the trail brushing in mid-October. After the alignment has been bushed of poison oak and other minor vegetation, tread work will begin. Check the Parks and Recreation website for updated information on the project. The original trail alignment will remain open during the process.