Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk

Indians and City of Sutter Creek begin restoration of Cribbs Field


The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians and the City of Sutter Creek have joined hands in a shared effort to restore Cribbs Field and Miniie Provis Park in Sutter Creek. Jeff Campbell, Contractor with Campbell Construction will be leading the job that will be accomplished in four separate phases. Phase 1 includes temporarily relocating the bleachers and removing the existing dugouts, fencing and concrete slabs. Excavation will begin shortly after in an effort to construct a stabilizing wall along the top slope adjacent to the creek. Next they will begin installing a stacked block retaining wall and fence along the walkway on the east side of the park, increasing the area for a future batting cage.  New concrete steps will eventually lead from the upper area down to the creek and the existing drinking fountain will be carefully restored.


During this time, City Manager, Amy Gedney will be coordinating volunteer efforts focused on landscaping the west side of the ball field and the Jackson Rancheria Native Crew will be working to install new BBQ pits and repair the existing tables and benches in the picnic area.


City Council member, Robin Peters is also the owner of Cal State Engineering and is donating the land surveying and overall layout of the ball field.  Ken Williams of Youndahl Consulting Group, Inc. is assisting the project by donating the compaction testing and soil report. City Engineer, Gary Ghio’s firm is donating the design for the retaining wall, stairs and overall engineering needs and ACES Waste Services will be donating the debris boxes and hauling.


“The City is thrilled that the Tribe has taken on such a monumental and generous endeavor. This project is a fantastic example of public/private partnerships that are truly beneficial for the greater good.  We are looking forward to working with the Tribe for many years to come” said City Manager, Amy Gedney.


Future phases depend on cooperation with Mother Nature and progress made on phase 1.


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