Rains pose threat to the reopening of the Sylvan Meadows multi-use trail on the Santa Rosa Plateau

Crews at the Santa Rosa Plateau are working to repair sections of trail that have been damaged due to the recent heavy rains. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Recent heavy rains have forced the closure of the previously reopened Sylvan Meadows multi-use trail at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve according to Reserve staff, but it should soon be reopened.Staff and volunteers have been working to repair sections of the trail that have been waterlogged and several bridges and the surrounding areas. There was a possibility that Sylvan Meadows could reopen in the next few weeks once the repairs are completed and no further heavy rains delay the work. Volunteer members of the Santa Rosa Plateau Educational Foundation and docents are helping the reserve staff monitor the trail that remained officially closed until Friday, Jan. 27.The remaining Plateau Reserve trails and Visitors Center on Clinton Keith Road in La Cresta have been closed
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