A handy capped access ramp was needed on the Little Lehigh. The local Trout Unlimited club had been trying to navigate the Pennsylvania Fish Commission Bureaucracy for years. We were determined to make it happen.
We approached Allentown Parks Director Don Marushak for advice. He asked if we had plans, we showed them to him. He asked if we had a list of materials. We showed him them..
He asked if we had plans, we showed them to him. He asked if we had a list of materials. We showed him. He asked we could start the following weekend. We said yes.
Can you finish in a weekend? Yes.
I asked how he wanted us to handle the bureaucracy and permits; he said “we’re not going to get any permits. What are they going to do? Make us take down a handicapped access ramp?”
The following weekend, tons of rock, all the lumber we needed, a back hoe and a parks department / volunteer operator showed up.
We finished in a day.
The project designer a Little Lehigh Fly Fisher Steve Jones of Quakertown, supervised the construction.
Surviving over 30 years of floods it remains in the condition it was in the day it was built..