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Signature Bluffs Natural Area Restoration Project Update


The City of Greeley Signature Bluffs Natural Area ecosystem restoration project, undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has made significant progress. Most earthwork has been completed in the wetland areas and seed will be planted in those areas in the coming weeks.

The nature trail within the Natural Area may seem substantially completed this winter. Visitors are reminded the area north of the existing Poudre River Trail, including the lake, is an active construction site and closed to the public for safety reasons. Additional seeding and planting will take place in the spring of 2019 and it is anticipated the site will open to the public in mid-summer.

City of Greeley Natural Areas Coordinator, Karen Scopel, stated, “We are pleased with the progress of this project and look forward with great anticipation to its completion in the summer of 2019.”

The project seeks to create and improve wetland and meadow habitats at the Signature Bluffs Natural Area. It also includes building a new nature trail, which will primarily be a soft surface with boardwalks across wetlands. The boardwalk sections will feature observation decks providing visitors with opportunities to spend time observing and learning about critical wetland habitats. Interpretive signs will provide visitors with information about the habitats and wildlife of the site.

For more information about the project, contact Karen Scopel at 970-339-2417.

Release Date:
Nov 16, 2018

For more information contact:

Karen Scopel – Natural Areas Coordinator
Culture, Parks and Recreation Dept.

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