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Blakely Harbor Park: building an environmental success

Blakely Harbor Park is rich in stories and lore.

Once the site of a traditional Suquamish winter village on its south shore, European settlement brought construction of Port Blakely town and its massive sawmill, when the bay was filled with tall ships and the roar of saws echoed across the water.

More recently slated for an intense […]

Blakely Harbor Park: building an environmental success2020-01-17T16:09:55-08:00

New anchor-auger machine builds better boardwalks

Putting a boardwalk across a wetland or stream poses an environmental challenge: How do you anchor the structure without damaging the sensitive area you’re trying to protect in the first place?

A new helical-pier system being used by the Bainbridge Park District promises more boardwalks with much less impact. The equipment, by Missouri-based PierTech Systems, was […]

New anchor-auger machine builds better boardwalks2019-05-06T12:20:12-07:00