The superintendent of Beaver Creek Park said the summer work — including work on assessing and repairing flood damage — is keeping his crews busy this summer.
“The crews have been going nonstop, ” Superintendent Chad Edgar said.
That has included standard summer work such as mowing — which Edgar said is starting to taper off with the hotter, dryer weather — cleaning firepits, and so on.
It also included getting campsites and roads back into shape after the flooding this spring, which was included in a federal disaster declaration by President Barack Obama.
Edgar said the Federal Emergency Management Agency crews are nearly done with the initial assessment of the damages in the park.
“We’re just about through the whole park, ” he said.
The park still was preparing to repair damage from last year’s flooding when this year’s damage occurred.
Edgar said some work has been ongoing, including building a new footbridge at Rotary Pond. Sletten Construction based out of Great Falls has donated materials to that project, and members of the Rotary Club have been helping with work.
Edgar said new pilings have been poured for the bridge — Jim Brough has been donating his help in getting that job done, along with other projects like work on new outhouses, which is greatly appreciated, added Edgar who also is working on getting access to equipment to install the new concrete beams, which were donated by Sletten.
No work was done last month on the restoration of the historic chapel at Camp Kiwanis, but Edgar said the company is about to start doing log work on that project this week.
With the level of Beaver Creek Lake south of Havre down, work also is ready to start on the Community Effort Campground pavilion at that reservoir, Edgar said.
He said some sidewalks will be poured at the site, and pilings will be poured for a new pier there. Decking already has been purchased for the site, where the work has been spearheaded and fundraisers held by the Railroad Pagers and the Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited.