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July 10, 2011
Vol.6 No.1

 

Dock Construction Has Begun

and

September Work Bee

for the Albion Boat Dock Project

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Boat Dock Under Construction

The boat dock construction began on July 5 and is scheduled to be completed by August 30, 2011.

The new property we purchased in 2004 containing the lagoon and the group camping area is where the boat dock will be constructed.

For us to get to the new property we have to cross the creek and that requires a bridge. Thus, the first phase of the construction is to build a bridge across the creek that is big enough and strong enough to support the crane and pile driver. This is occurring as I write this newsletter and will be completed on or before July 15.

The second phase of the construction will be to actually construct the boat dock. This should take about a month and will begin on July 15. Pile driving in the river, so as not to damage the Coho salmon, has to occur between July 15 and August 15.

Daily updates on the progress of the project will be posted on Facebook and the Albion website.

 

Project Financing

To date, we have enough in cash and pledges to cover our budget which is:

Contract for Dock and Bridge (Daniel Steel and Machine, Inc). . . . . . . . . . . . 195,599.66
Apex Pipe (piling pipe) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,243.00
Contingency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000.00
Legal Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..1,000.00
Eelgrass Survey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000.00
Engineering Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000.00
Total Budget for Boat Dock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244,842.66

 

Work Bee September 18-29, 2011

Our next work bee is September 18-29, 2011. The list of projects is still being developed; however there are aspects of the boat dock that will need to be completed such as the pathway out to the dock and the electrical, water and sewer that will serve the dock.

A number of landscaping projects are in the works as well as the final up valley cleanup.

Plan to be here to help us.

 

We Need Your Continued Financial Help

  1. We need for you to pay your pledge on or before December 31, 2011.
  2. The money we have is just barely enough to cover our budget. A pledge or donation to help us purchase materials for the work bee would be welcomed.
  3. In addition, the generator is installed and running. The problem is that we need to purchase the switch, panel and wire to hook it up. The cost of connecting the generator and the money needed for the work bee is about another $25,000.

 

Thank you all for your generous support of Albion.

 

New Dock

Location of the New Boat Docking Facility

 

New Dock

Pile-driving Crane

 

New Dock

Diesel Hammer Driving a Pile

 

New Dock

Caps on top of Piles Ready for Bridge Sections

 

New Dock

Completed Bridge

 

New Dock

Floating Dock Sections
(Keith Glantz and Dale Withers)

 

First Place Award in Rhododendron Show

Albion entered several cultivars of rhododendron in the Noyo Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society rhododendron show in Fort Bragg. We took first place for the hybrid Hafdan Lem. This was the first time the field station has entered the event.

 

How to Donate

If you give by check, mark your check "Albion Boat Dock," and send your contribution to:

Development Office
Pacific Union College
One Angwin Ave.
Angwin, CA 94508

 

If your donation is by credit card:

You may go online to donate (http://www.puc.edu/alumni/give-online) or call the Development Office at 707-965-7500 and ask them to credit the "Albion Boat Dock" fund.

 


Wil Cook , 707-937-5440, albion@puc.edu
Gibby Muth, 707-965-2607, gilbertmuth@sbcglobal.net
Larry Provonsha, 916-638-0842, lprovonsha@aol.com
Bill Hemmerlin, 707-965-3577, bhemmerlin@puc.edu

 

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Written by Gilbert Muth, 305 Sky Oaks Drive , Angwin , CA 94508 (707) 965-2607

 

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