Salem, Ore. — The Minto-Island Park trail along the Minto Island Conservation Area will be temporarily closed for two days as new native plants are installed along the sides of the trail on December 8 and 9, 2022, from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m.
This temporary closure of the popular walking trail includes the section of trail south of the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge to the intersection of trails within Minto-Brown Island Park (map attached). Signs will be posted in Riverfront Park and Minto-Brown Island Park explaining the temporary closure.
The closure will focus on replanting a new variety of native plants along the trail that will help protect the conservation area, preserve wildlife habitat, and enhance the public experience in the park.
Ash Creek Forest Management has been contracted to complete the nature-scaping which will include the planting of a variety of appropriate plants and ground cover materials. A full list of the plants and vegetation used in this project can be found at CityofSalem.net.
More information on the Minto Island Conservation Management Plan can be found on our website.