USFS Open House: Upper Monument Creek Fire Mitigation Project

USFS Open House: Upper Monument Creek Fire Mitigation Project

Meeting Time:
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 5:30 – 7:00PM  

This is a last minute announcement that FOMP received from USFS.

For those of you unfamiliar with the classroom building mentioned below, make the first left into the Fire Center after Mt. Herman Rd. turns to dirt, follow the road all the way into the administrative area and the classroom building is the first building on your right. We suggest bringing a flashlight – after dark, it is difficult to see in the area around the classroom.

-FOMP

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USFS has added a public meeting to be held at our Monument Fire Center Classroom to discuss the Upper Monument Project EIS this Thursday, Dec  1st from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

We would like to share with the Tri-Lakes community  where we are in the process.

Thanks!

Forest Service Shield
Oscar P. Martinez
District Ranger
Forest Service
Pike/San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron/Comanche National Grasslands,
Pikes Peak Ranger District

Reminder: Board of Directors Meeting

(temporary location! La Casa Fiesta!)

BOD Meeting Time:
Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 7:00PM  

This month we will hold the BOD Meeting at La Casa Fiesta in downtown Monument because we temporarily do not have access to the Fire Center Classroom building.

Remember meetings are open to all members and the public, we want to hear from you!

Agenda:
  • Summer season 2016 wrap up
  • Finance update
  • Open forum for any discussion
As a reminder, you can always see a schedule of FOMP’s planned activities on our website calendar page and you can also add our iOS or Google calendar feeds to your mobile calendar, never miss an event again!

http://fomp.org/eventcalendar/

Thanks and we hope to see you there!
FOMP

Postponed: November 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

Postponed: Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is postponing our regularly scheduled November Board meeting

New BOD Meeting Time:
Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 7:00PM  

BOD Meetings are held in the Fire Center Classroom. For those of you unfamiliar with the classroom building make the first left into the Fire Center after Mt. Herman Rd. turns to dirt, follow the road all the way into the administrative area and the classroom building is the first building on your right.

Remember meetings are open to all members and the public, we want to hear from you!

Agenda:
  • Summer season 2016 wrap up
  • Finance update
  • Open forum for any discussion
As a reminder, you can always see a schedule of FOMP’s planned activities on our website calendar page and you can also add our iOS or Google calendar feeds to your mobile calendar, never miss an event again!

http://fomp.org/eventcalendar/

Thanks and we hope to see you there!
FOMP

Reminder – September 2016 Trail Night

FOMP is pleased to be holding our FINAL monthly volunteer trail work session for 2016!

[Note: We really need volunteers to come out even if it is only once per year. We need new faces to help us maintain our trails – have you been out enjoying the trails this year? Please consider spending at least one evening per year giving back so we can keep the trails open and in great shape! — Thanks!]

This is our last regular work session for 2016. Due to travel, late starts, etc please read carfully! Call if you have questions!

  • We are focused on cutting oak back Wednesday.
  • NOTE: Please cut all oak flush with the ground, no “pungi’s” (aka Scrub Oak short stumps) allowed. They are dangerous for everyone!
  • Tools will be in Jon’s old blue Ford parked at Red Rocks and MHR, parked there by 4:30 so anyone who can be early is encouraged to do so.
  • Grab trimming tools and Walk past the closed gate ~200 yards, enter the Preserve on the left. (MHR is temporarily closed but you can walk the short distance to the ridge entrance)
  • Priority is to finish trimming on Hotshot if you can get there in time. Jon will be there before 5:30 where we left off.
  • Alternative A: Trim South on Flow Dog: just walk through the closed gate on Mount Herman, head up 200 yards, go left into the preserve and an immediate right: trim on the trail that contours just below Mount Herman Road.
  • Alternative B: Trim down to the Pond as time allows.
  • Jon’s cell 719 640 1347. Text is better, call if needed. Chris is out with an injured knee.

FOMP and USFS provide all necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area. In the event that you are joining us late we try to leave a note at the trailhead parking lot or you can call Jon Nordby (719.640.1347) or Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) to find out where in the Preserve we are working.

We make every effort to accommodate volunteer preferences and abilities at each event. Generally, we perform activities such as water bar building or renovation, trail renovation, maintenance, and trimming, etc. So, pretty much everything from trimming back scrub oak or digging lots of dirt to moving boulders. We assign duties based on interest and capabilities. Kids are welcome to join their parents; however, we do ask that you evaluate whether this is an appropriate activity for your child or not.

Meet at the main trailhead parking lot at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd and Nursery Rd at 6:00PM! (map: http://bit.ly/FOMPMeetingSpot)

Thanks and we hope to see you out there!

Postponed – September 2016 Trail Night

We are postponing this week due to the daily thunderstorms at 6 PM this week! New date is next Wednesday September 21st at 6PM

Last Chance for 2016!

FOMP needs you for this work session!
Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00 PM 

[Note: We really need volunteers to come out even if it is only once per year. We need new faces to help us maintain our trails – have you been out enjoying the trails this year? Please consider spending at least one evening per year giving back so we can keep the trails open and in great shape! — Thanks!]

FOMP and USFS provide all necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area. In the event that you are joining us late we try to leave a note at the trailhead parking lot or you can call Jon Nordby (719.640.1347) or Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) to find out where in the Preserve we are working.

We make every effort to accommodate volunteer preferences and abilities at each event. Generally, we perform activities such as water bar building or renovation, trail renovation, maintenance, and trimming, etc. So, pretty much everything from trimming back scrub oak or digging lots of dirt to moving boulders. We assign duties based on interest and capabilities. Kids are welcome to join their parents; however, we do ask that you evaluate whether this is an appropriate activity for your child or not.

Meet at the main trailhead parking lot at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd and Nursery Rd at 6:00PM! (map: http://bit.ly/FOMPMeetingSpot)

Bonus volunteer work session!

Bonus volunteer work session!
Wednesday, August 31 at 6:00 PM 

Bonus volunteer trail work session!!!

We are holding an extra session on the very last day of August because our trails need some extra special love before fall (… winter)  sets in! If you’ve been meaning to get out and help now is the time!

FOMP and USFS provide all necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area. In the event that you are joining us late we try to leave a note at the trailhead parking lot or you can call Jon Nordby (719.640.1347) or Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) to find out where in the Preserve we are working.

We make every effort to accommodate volunteer preferences and abilities at each event. Generally, we perform activities such as water bar building or renovation, trail renovation, maintenance, and trimming, etc. So, pretty much everything from trimming back scrub oak or digging lots of dirt to moving boulders. We assign duties based on interest and capabilities. Kids are welcome to join their parents; however, we do ask that you evaluate whether this is an appropriate activity for your child or not.

Meet at the main trailhead parking lot at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd and Nursery Rd at 6:00PM! (map: http://bit.ly/FOMPMeetingSpot)

Thanks and we hope to see you out there!

Postponed – August 2016 Trail Night

We are postponing this week due to the daily thunderstorms at 6 PM this week! New date is next Wednesday August 17th at 6PM

FOMP needs you for this work session!
Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00 PM 

FOMP is pleased to be holding our monthly volunteer trail work session!

[Note: We really need volunteers to come out even if it is only once per year. We need new faces to help us maintain our trails – have you been out enjoying the trails this year? Please consider spending at least one evening per year giving back so we can keep the trails open and in great shape! — Thanks!]

FOMP and USFS provide all necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area. In the event that you are joining us late we try to leave a note at the trailhead parking lot or you can call Jon Nordby (719.640.1347) or Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) to find out where in the Preserve we are working.

We make every effort to accommodate volunteer preferences and abilities at each event. Generally, we perform activities such as water bar building or renovation, trail renovation, maintenance, and trimming, etc. So, pretty much everything from trimming back scrub oak or digging lots of dirt to moving boulders. We assign duties based on interest and capabilities. Kids are welcome to join their parents; however, we do ask that you evaluate whether this is an appropriate activity for your child or not.

Meet at the main trailhead parking lot at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd and Nursery Rd at 6:00PM! (map: http://bit.ly/FOMPMeetingSpot)

Thanks and we hope to see you out there!

Devin John Seifert Memorial Cleanup And BBQ 2016

FOMP would like to spread the word and encourage you to join this memorial event on Saturday, July 30th. Please join the Seifert family as they celebrate the life of their son.

Late notice but please join if you can!

Devin John Seifert Memorial Cleanup and BBQ 2016
Gather at Dirty Woman Park
Start time 9/9:30am – 12:30pm Saturday, July 30th, 2016.
Devin’s family and friends want to invite the community to join them Saturday, July 30th to honor Devin and help perform seedling release and trail trimming in the Monument Preserve. Wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and gloves – consider bringing water, bug spray, and a snack. We also recommend eye protection for sun and the occasional bit of flying dirt.  All tools will be provided.
Meet between 9 and 9:30am at Dirty Woman Park.  If you can join later the group will be working the HotShot trail which runs parallel to Mt. Herman Rd just to the East (access is ~ 3/4 mile up Mt Herman Road from Red Rocks intersection, on the left)

The session will go until 12:30 and lunch will be provided at the pavilion at Dirty Woman Park.

Steve Siefert will be the main point of contact for this session.

Thanks!
FOMP