Meet the HWPI Team: Anna Wadhams

Anna Wadhams is excited to join HWPI as our new Assistant Director. An Ann Arbor native, Anna discovered her passion for environmental stewardship as an intern with the National Park Service in Washington, DC, leading interpretive and volunteer programs at the George Washington Memorial Parkway. This formative experience led to a career in environmental education and community engagement. Anna has worked as an outdoor educator in national parks throughout the DC region, and coordinated volunteer events spanning from local to national, including National Public Lands Day during her time with the National Environmental Education Foundation.

HWPI Assistant Director Anna Wadhams

In addition to education and outreach, Anna has a background in nonprofit management, grantmaking and independent nonprofit consulting. A University of Michigan graduate, Anna recently completed her Masters of Business Administration at The George Washington University. She’s excited to come back to her hometown and explore the new sections of the B2B running through her favorite section at Gallup Park. Please welcome Anna as the newest addition to the HWPI!

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B2B Trail Construction Updates

Work continues at the B2B Trailhead near the intersection of North Territorial Road and M-52. Retaining walls for the trail segment adjacent to the trailhead are under construction.

Construction also continues on the tunnel under M52 that will connect the Pinckney and Waterloo Recreational areas. This construction will require the full closure of M-52 between Waterloo Road and N. Territorial Road for up to 3 weeks.

A detour will be posted during tunnel construction, however, residents and property owners who live within the work zone will be provided access to their homes and/or businesses. The Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission will issue an advisory once the exact closure date has been determined. Thank you in advance for your patience during the road closure. It will all pay off when we can use the tunnel to safely cross M52 while on the B2B!d and Frog Island trail segments in Ypsilanti Township and the City of Ypsilanti is being finalized for a March bid opening, with construction planned for later this summer.

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B2B Trail Construction Updates

Winter weather has us all longing for warmer days on the trail. Spring will bring continued B2B trail construction and two new trails segment opening. The 2020 trail projects are exciting and we cannot wait to share progress with you.

Huron River Drive Trail, Dexter Huron Metropark to Zeeb Road – The temporary bridge has been removed and the four remaining boardwalk sections are now complete. Construction crews have completed 90% of the trail restoration work and will finish this work later this spring. The trail is anticipated to be open for use by April 1st, with a ribbon cutting planned for mid-May.

Lyndon Township Trailhead – This work has stopped for the winter and is scheduled to begin again in early March.

M-52 Chelsea-Stockbridge Trail, Green Lake to North Territorial Road – Eighty percent of the path grading and earthwork balancing is complete, and fifty percent of the limestone base material has been placed. One of the two retaining walls behind the Lyndon Township Hall has also been finished. Operations have stopped for the winter, with plans to restart construction in early March.

M-52 Trail, Tunnel Project – This work is scheduled for an April or May start date. Stay tuned for information on temporary road closures.

Ypsilanti Trail Segments – The design work on Grove Road and Frog Island trail segments in Ypsilanti Township and the City of Ypsilanti is being finalized for a March bid opening, with construction planned for later this summer.

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B2B Trail Construction Updates

The January weather has not stopped construction progress! Take a look at what is happening on the B2B.

Huron River Drive Trail, Dexter Huron Metropark to Zeeb Road – Both bridges have been set in place. The contractors are now working on the remaining four boardwalks. As a reminder, the boardwalk to bridge #2 is still closed and marked with orange cones as the handrails are not fully installed. Almost all of the trail restoration work was completed in late December and early January. The remainder of the work will be done this spring.

Lyndon Township Trailhead – The contractor has completed the rough site grading and the grading for the universal hiking trail. The limestone base material for the parking lot has been put in place and placement of the gravel on the hiking trail has begun.

M-52 Chelsea-Stockbridge Trail, Green Lake to North Territorial Road – The contractor continues to work on the path grading, earthwork balancing and placing the limestone base material. They have also started work on the retaining walls behind the Lyndon Township Hall.

M-52 Trail, Tunnel Project – The work for this project is being scheduled for an April or May start date.

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