Work on Treadwell Ditch renovation scheduled to move forward

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Work on the Treadwell Ditch project will proceed this summer.

    The Juneau Community Foundation received a $660,000 grant for the trail renovation project on Douglas Island from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.    The foundation's lead partner on the project is Trail Mix which is working closely with the Forest Service which is the land manager for much of the trail.

    Foundation Program Director Jamie Waste provided an update on Action Line.  "We just recently ordered nine additional bridges.  That order's been placed  and those bridges will arrive in Juneau probably by the end of May."

    If all goes according to plan during the 2020 field season, Waste said Trail Mix is going to add to its work crew because of this project and unique opportunity to make a lot of progress on the renovation of this popular trail.   In addition to the bridges, several miles of trail work is scheduled to be completed.

    Waste said community support has played an integral part.  There's a 25 percent local match requirement  which amounts to $220,000  
    Waste said they have seen tremendous progress with "$185,000 of that amount raised so far.  "So that leaves a balance of just $35,000 left to go in the local match.  So we've raised enough of the local match to keep the project moving forward."

    Donations can be made by going to the foundation's website at


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