By Don Pelton
Bruce Herring is the Parkway Steward for the Wolf Creek Community Alliance [Full disclosure: I’m a board member of the WCCA]. Here’s how we described his work in our most recent newsletter:
Just months after his retirement as Principal of Bitney Springs Preparatory High School, Bruce Herring stepped forward to lead the effort toward realizing the Wolf Creek Parkway. This non-motorized, multi-use trail along parts of Wolf Creek as it flows through Grass Valley is a project that is near and dear to our hearts. Once implemented, it would be both an aesthetic and an economic benefit for Grass Valley. [Bold my emphasis]
Recognizing that the Parkway will require the efforts of many and a major financial investment, Bruce has begun the process of organizing a steering committee of stakeholders and building community support for the work ahead.
Thanks to Bruce’s energy and passion, you will soon be hearing more about the Wolf Creek Parkway.
Just as Wolf Creek is hidden beneath the town (it flows under the Holiday Inn parking lot and emerges a couple of blocks later behind Safeway), the economic benefits of the Parkway are too often hidden from the consciousness of town leaders. Bruce is determined to change that.
Here are the two sides of a rack card Bruce created, describing the proposed Wolf Creek Parkway, the conceptual plan for which was approved by the Grass Valley City Council in 2006. The card is currently on display at the Wolf Creek Table in the lobby of the Center for the Arts during the entire month of June.