Since completing excavation work earlier this year at the site of its former Tannery in Rockford, Wolverine has been placing and grading clean topsoil, re-seeding the banks of the Rogue River with native grasses and flowers, installing erosion control devices, and repaving the White Pine Trail. For pictures and more details on this restoration work, please click here and here, and see some recent pictures at the end of this post.
Wolverine will complete this work next week by planting approximately 70 trees and shrubs along the banks of the Rogue River and adjacent to the White Pine Trail. Planting locations are shown on the approved plans, and species include Sugar Maple, Hackberry, White Pine, Kentucky Coffeetree, Swamp White Oak, Burr Oak, Red Oak, Black Tupelo, Buttonbush, Silky Dogwood, and American Planetree.
To accomplish these plantings, it will be necessary to temporarily re-route the White Pine Trail along the length of the Tannery property. We expect this to commence on Monday, October 12, and last for approximately seven to ten days. During this time, we anticipate this portion of the trail being re-routed from approximately 8:00 am through 5:00 pm each weekday, as shown in red on this map.
Wolverine and its contractors will strive to limit the impact of this work on neighboring residents, surrounding businesses, and the broader community. We will also continue keeping the community informed through regular updates on our blog, www.WeAreWolverine.com, and through information 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.