In September and October 2015, the City will continue work on the reconstruction of the retaining wall and vegetation removal on the Marine Drive hillside. The City-contracted crews will remove shrubbery, invasive species and trees that have grown into the retaining wall and/or do not assist in slope stability. The City recognizes that this work will also impact view corridors.
The City will focus on the long-term management of the vegetation and this natural area to meet the aesthetic, habitat and visual quality objectives on the hillside. The City will hydro seed during the transition and native vegetation will be added in 2016. Native vegetation could include willow, thimbleberry or snowberry plants.
We appreciate your patience on the appearance as we go through this transition.