The 2013 construction season will begin the transition from the planning and early works phase of previous years into the implementation phase for the remediation of the former Holden Mine site located 50 miles north of the city of Chelan. “The next few years will consist of what has been referred to as the ‘heavy construction years’ which will involve twice as many workers on site, and multiple moving parts in the Railroad Creek valley to keep this project on schedule,” explains the Forest Service Holden Mine Assistant Project Manager, Jolene Gosselin-Campbell.
Activities proposed for the 2013 construction season include finishing the 2011-2012 early work projects, installation of a barge landing area at Lucerne landing on Lake Chelan, mine building demolition, Railroad Creek realignment and barrier wall investigation and construction.
Trail access into the Glacier Peak Wilderness area will remain open during the remediation process though a number of trails and areas around Holden Village have been closed for public safety.
For more information about Holden Mine clean-up activities, please contact the Chelan Ranger District at 509-682-4900 or Assistant Holden Mine Project Manager Jolene Campbell-Gosselin at 509-664-9200.
Visit our website for photos and information about the Holden Mine Remediation Project: http://www.fs.usda.gov/okawen/
For information about Holden Village during mine remediation activities, please visit the Holden Village’s website: www.holdenvillage.org