Rotary to fund next levee project

The Colusa Rotary Club continues to live up to its motto “Service Above Self” by financing another project at Levee Park.

The club is paying for repair work that will make walking on the levee a more pleasant pastime, said Rotary President Jon Wrysinki.

“Once again, we are teaming up with the City of Colusa,” Wrysinki said. “The city will provide the labor and we will provide the materials.”

City Manager Jesse Cain said his public works crew would patch the damaged areas of the asphalt on top of the levee in order to make it smoother for those who enjoy walking and bicycling above the Sacramento River.

There are about eight or nine spots total that need repair, he said. The cost of the materials was about $1,000, which Rotary paid for.

“The city will provide all the staff time,” Cain said.

The Colusa Rotary Club has a long history with all the levee walkway improvements, and has partnered with both the city and county.

The Rotary Club also provided the original Main Street wooden staircase to the top of the levee and the steps and archway at the end of Fifth Street.

The club also recently repaired some of Rotary’s benches, and made other general improvements in the park area.

Members said the club would continue to work with the city on projects that improve or maintain the park area and walkways.

“This is just one of a many to come,” said Rotarian Clint Jewett.