Wolverine is pleased to announce that the portion of the White Pine Trail running through its former tannery site in Rockford will reopen tomorrow, May 22, around 12:00 p.m.
Over the past week we removed crushed stone haul roads, installed additional erosion controls, and performed final grading and hydroseeding. This site restoration work is described here, and followed the excavation work described in more detail here. For current photos of the site, please see the end of this blog post.
We anticipate needing to close and re-route the White Pine Trail two more times this year for short periods. This first will be in early June, to supplement the seeding along the riverbank with cuttings and plugs of similar native grasses and wildflowers. The second will be this fall, to plant trees along the riverbank and trail. For complete details on the grasses, wildflowers, shrubs, and trees being planted on the site, please click here for the approved plans, the key sections of which are also at the bottom of this blog post.
We are committed to keeping the community informed through regular updates on this blog, www.WeAreWolverine.com, and through information posted at kiosks and in other locations accessible to the public. As always, residents with questions are encouraged to contact Wolverine directly at HouseStreet@wwwinc.com or (616) 866-5627.
Tannery Restoration North Side
Tannery Restoration South Side