February 9, 2018
Construction on the new Austin Elementary school continues as DCSS prepares the site for the build. As part of their build out, construction work on the Nature Center driveway will most likely occur next week, unless there is not a dry day to begin. Once this occurs, the main driveway to the Nature Center will be closed and all cars will have to come in through the former baseball field entry and drive across on a temporary road to the Nature Center. As soon as this occurs, we will let you know.
With construction on our driveway getting ready to begin, some of the current trail access is blocked. To get to the Nature Center education building, the meadow, and back trails, it is probably easiest to park in our main lot in front of the education building and begin your explorations from there.
Lastly, the site work for the North Woods Pavilion is complete and the next step in the process is to pour the concrete foundation. This will occur as soon as we have a dry span of days. The site will be beautiful once the building is put into place, with many hardwoods, pine, American holly, and beech trees surrounding the building as it overlooks the meadow and Wildcat Creek. While they were readying the site for construction, the contractor was able to harvest a half dozen large boulders from the area that have been set aside to help landscape the site after construction.