Lander City Park river pathway closure to continue through the weekend

Yes, it's looking like it's going to be a beautiful weekend. However, one of Lander favorite pathways is still closed. The sidewalk on the east side of City Park that runs along the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie continues is closed for on-going work in the river bed. The work, which began in mid-February, is to improve the section of the river's conduciveness to fish habitat and resilience against flooding. Construction activities include adding boulders, depositing large woody debris, and digging a new, more natural channel. Creating a narrower channel should restore natural stream flow, form deep pools which will provide cool water for fish in summer, and disperse water flows more naturally during high flow. Shrubs and trees are being planted to improve bank stability, reduce erosion, and provide shade to the river. Read more about the work here . So, the sidewalk is closed for large equipment moving in and out of the river. Parks & Recreation Director Sara Felix said the pathway will remain closed through the weekend from Third Street to the McManus Park. However, it is believed that the pathway will be re-opening in the near future; a date has not yet been set. #county10 #news