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 Post subject: Re: Calaveras Trails
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:35 pm 
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Seemed like I was seeing fresh flagging tape at trail intersections today, a new round of fences?

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 Post subject: Re: Calaveras Trails
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:12 pm 
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Hmmm, more flags today 3 leading up to the pad, another 2 on north side. Several lame attempts at brushing and some nice vehicle tracks cuz its OK to drive thru sensitive habitat(both sides of road) but decades old trails are destructive.

The last time they fenced it was on a Sandag/Transnet(Caltrans) grant which they CEQA exempted themselves from and I don't think they had proper NED approval, cannot find anything this time(but they've made it harder to search also (transparency don'tcha know). Nothing on Preserve Calavera or CNLM sites either. If anyone sees any fencing construction immediately report it to both Sandag and Ceqa offices as illegal building to get their attention.

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Yellow flag on pole just to left of 2 track hard to see
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 Post subject: Re: Calaveras Trails
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I noticed some last night and many appear at intersections. I'm hoping it's some sort of running race or secret bike race markers.

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... I'm hoping it's some sort of running race or secret bike race markers.


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Let them put the fences up. I know a few night walkers... That shit will be gone in less than 24hrs. "No trespassing" signs included.


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You probably saw this in the local paper recently. If not, FYI the City will be removing a non-native palm grove, and adding a restroom by the dam this fall.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jun/29/city-postpones-plan-to-kill-palm-grove/

http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/depts/parks/open/trails/questions.asp

A little about palm trees: https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-la/a-brief-history-of-palm-trees-in-southern-california

Message from SDMBA:

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ATTENTION Calavera Riders!

The city of Carlsbad is planning some improvements at the Lake Calavera Preserve this fall. There will be a community information meeting on July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Calavera Community Center, 2997 Glasgow, Carlsbad.

At the meeting, city and project staff will discuss what’s being done, why it is being done, how the palms will be removed, what to expect during construction (trail closures, etc) and will answer questions from the community. While these initial improvements are not focused on trails specifically, we need to make sure that mountain bikers are involved in this process so that when trail improvements are proposed, we are invited to the table.

SDMBA is currently seeking a Carlsbad resident or someone who rides Calavera frequently to become a Trail Liaison for the area so we make sure that the concerns and trail needs of mountain bikers are heard by the City of Carlsbad. If you are interested, please contact executivedirector (at) SDMBA.com"


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Well, a bathroom is probably a long overdue addition....let's start a pool on how long it takes for it to be vandalized/tagged with graffiti. I say it doesn't make it thru the 1st weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Calaveras Trails
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Well, a bathroom is probably a long overdue addition....let's start a pool on how long it takes for it to be vandalized/tagged with graffiti. I say it doesn't make it thru the 1st weekend.



It could be funded by a craft brewery on site :cheers:


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 Post subject: Re: Calaveras Trails
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Home»...»Lagoons, Trails & Open Space»Trails»Project Details
Nearly $600,000 is being invested by the city to improve this popular open space area. All work will be done under the direction of a professional biologist or restoration ecologist.

Restroom
Construction of single stall, unisex restroom structure with exterior shade structure and drinking fountain.

Palm Grove Removal and Native Plant Restoration
Removal of invasive palms and peppertrees from a nearly one-acre site, then adding native plants to site.

Dam Maintenance
Clearing of vegetation as part of the dam’s annual maintenance program.

Pest Control
Measures to reduce the possible presence of mosquitos, ticks and rodents.

Landscape Irrigation
Installation of water-efficient landscape irrigation to help new native plants get established and flourish.

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July/August

Nesting Season; No Work
September

Palm Grove Removal Begins
Restroom Site Work Begins
Dam Vegetation Takes Place
October

Native Plant Restoration Begins
Restroom Construction Begins
November

Restroom Opens to Public
Native Plant Restoration Complete*
Landscape Irrigation Begins
Pest Control Begins

December

Landscape Irrigation Complete

* Start of a 120-day plant re-establishment period begins.

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 Post subject: Re: Calaveras Trails
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Fron SDMBA Trail news:

Lake Calavera Preserve Meeting
Tuesday, July 19 at 7 p.m
Calavera Community Center, 2997 Glasgow, Carlsbad

Calling all Carlsbad Riders:

The city of Carlsbad is planning some improvements at the Lake Calavera Preserve this fall. There will be a community information meeting on July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Calavera Community Center, 2997 Glasgow, Carlsbad.

At the meeting, city and project staff will discuss what’s being done, why it is being done, how the palms will be removed, what to expect during construction (trail closures, etc) and will answer questions from the community. While these initial improvements are not focused on trails specifically, we need to make sure that mountain bikers are involved in this process so that when trail improvements are proposed, we are invited to the table.

SDMBA is currently seeking a Carlsbad resident or someone who rides Calavera frequently to become a Trail Liaison for the area so we make sure that the concerns and trail needs of mountain bikers are heard by the City of Carlsbad. If you are interested, please contact executivedirector (at) SDMBA.com

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 Post subject: Re: Calaveras Trails
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Today's email from the City says 6PM not 7PM. Not sure which is right. If you're going you might want to call and confirm.
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 Post subject: Re: Calaveras Trails
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:34 pm 
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Been seeing activity on the back 40 area lately, survey sticks, rock marking maybe archaeologic surveys. Went to the developer website, looks like the whole project was re-scoped and is in the process of being sold since April to a new builder.

http://cantarini-hollysprings.com/cantarini-hollysprings.com/Intro_%26_Updates.html


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 Post subject: Re: Calaveras Trails
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Thanks for the link^^. It seems as if the money is a problem, and with so many pockets to pick, hopefully nobody will be willing to take it on as the lead builder anytime soon. Building College Blvd. through to Ocean Hills is gonna cost a huge amount of money, and require extensive mitigation. That riparian area is prime habitat. Aren't there some endangered toads or frogs there, some gnatcatchers, least bells vireo? "Critters" may be the best thread after all. Calling Diane Nygaard/Preserve Calavera...

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