May 1, 2012
North Bend Bunker demolition proceeds quickly
Joint operation to be completed in two days
NORTH BEND – In a joint operation between the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and King County Parks, demolition began today on the bunker constructed by murder suspect Peter Keller in the Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Recreation and Conservation Area.
Crews have removed and bagged material from the bunker. They also have dismantled the top of the structure and begun filling in the structure with wood and dirt. Crews anticipate completing the demolition by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
"This shows the excellent teamwork between King County Parks and DNR crews. They are very talented and hardworking individuals,” said Doug McClelland, Assistant Region Manager for DNR. “The site restoration work should be completed on Wednesday and debris taken to the landfill."
| Five DNR recreation and forestry staff |
Five Washington Conservation Crew members
Three King County Parks’ maintenance staff
Photo and video links of today’s operations
Natural Resources Conservation Areas Act
Washington DNR co-manages the Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) with King County Parks. NRCAs are managed by DNR to protect sites for their outstanding ecological and scenic values. In addition to opportunities for research and education, NRCAs offer low-impact public uses, such as hiking or wildlife viewing, while conserving habitat for native plants and animals.
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