The Friends of the Pemi – Livermore Falls Chapter met on December 29, 2015 at the Livermore Falls parking lot in Holderness. The purpose of the meeting was for the State to present final plans for the new parking lot. Director Phil Bryce, Kevin Donovan and Johanna Lyons displayed the parking lot design, answered questions and led a walk around the parking lot perimeter. The weather broke at about noon for the hearty 15 Friends and neighbors to review the plans.
A few items of interest to note:
The trees marked with red paint will come down. During our walk, several observed that a significant number of trees will be left between the parking lot and the road, creating a nice buffer between the cars and neighbors. The additional sunlight from the trees that are removed will help to increase vegetation growth in the buffer.
Approximately $250,000 has been approved for the construction. It is not yet determined whether the surface will be gravel or asphalt but initial thoughts are to go with gravel and monitor drainage before asphalt is added later.
Contracts will be negotiated in the next few weeks with work started as early as late February.
The parking lot should be completed by July 1, which was the date in summer 2015 when larger crowds began to visit.
The parking lot plan is linked below. The numbers on the plan correspond to the stakes that are present on the site. Feel free to visit the site and walk the perimeter for your own review.
Also linked below are two documents explaining the State’s history with Livermore Falls and an explanation of the need for the parking lot.
We learned that the $150,000 earmarked for Livermore Falls from the Groton Wind Farm ement will be devoted to improvements on the Campton side of the river. So, the State will invest about $400,000 at Live
rmore Falls during the next year.
We are very thankful for the efforts of the State in making Livermore Falls a great place to enjoy the beauty of nature. We are also thankful for the interest and participation of the Friends of the Pemi and Plymouth Rotary. It is accurate to say that your efforts, in partnership with the State, have been instrumental in our accomplishments to date.
Look for the date of our next Friends meeting, hopefully still in January 2016.