May 2017 Trail Night!

Final Reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17th will be the first trail work night of the season!

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!


New for 2017 we will have 2 start times!
Wednesday, May 17 at 5:00 PM
 / 6:00 PM

New details below! (we fixed a few spelling mistakes too!)

FOMP is pleased to be holding our first monthly volunteer trail work session for 2017!

We are going to try a dual start time format for this season. One group will meet early at 5:00 PM and the other at 6:00 PM. If you are late for either one you are encouraged to join us out on the trail.  Keep reading for the details!

For our first work session, we will be working to complete a re-route in an area affectionately called “4 Corners” or “Watertank Corner” by many. You can see it on Google Maps here: https://goo.gl/maps/GJ9gRtG938y and you can also the erosion on the existing trail in the picture below. We’ve been contemplating the best way to route around this section for a couple of seasons and started the project with a National Honor Society volunteer day in late March. We’d like to get it finished and to do that we need your help!

If you join us late please proceed to the gate at the corner of Schilling and Lindbergh, grab tools out of Chris’ bright blue Toyota Tacoma and walk in approximately 400 yards to the first trail on your right and follow that up to “4 Corners” where we will be working. The 5:00PM group will be led by Chris Tirpak and the 6:00PM group will be led by our new FOMP President, Bill Normile! Meet at the usual parking lot spot at the main trailhead at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd. and Nursery R. Google Maps: http://bit.ly/FOMPMeetingSpot)

If you are joining us late, here is an overview map of where we will be – follow the orange track (well, you can skip that crazy start just walk straight down the service road towards Memorial Grove and after about 400 yards take the first right (orange) or second right (green) to arrive at the work site.

FOMP "4 Corners" project site

FOMP “4 Corners” project site

The rest of the info you need: 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 you can call Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) to get any last minute information or if you are having trouble finding us.

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.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

 

4 orners rutted mess!

4 corners rutted mess!

May 2017 BOD Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our May 2017 Board meeting!

BOD Meeting Time:
Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00PM

Location: 

This meeting, as with most meetings in the past BOD Meetings will be 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 (slowly please!) 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:

  • Update on the Forest Service fence
  • Discussion about Dog waste
  • Trail etiquette
  • Trail maintenance and capping wells and other maintenance items (graffiti)
  • Membership: Recruiting and retaining volunteers
  • Communications: Newsletters and advance notifications
  • Use of parking lot board
  • Naming trails

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

Culturally Modified Trees (CMT)

At the April 2017 FOMP annual meeting a very special presentation by Author/Artist/Consultant John Anderson will be given. John will be giving a presentation on trees along the Front Range that were culturally modified (bent, tied, peeled, etc.) by members of the Ute tribe. These special trees provide a glimpse into the Ute culture.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Info: CMT Talk by John Anderson (requires Adobe PDF reader)

 

Annual Meeting and More

April 2017 Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our April 2017 Board meeting and Annual Elections

Meeting Time:
Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00PM

Location:
This meeting, as with most meetings in the past BOD Meetings will be 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 (slowly please!) 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:

  • Board election – if you want to be involved this is a great time
  • 2017 Newsletter – writing assignments
  • 2017 membership
  • Summer season 2017 planning
  • Finance update
  • Open forum for any discussion
  • And a very special presentation by Author/Artist/Consultant John Anderson. John will be giving a presentation on trees along the Front Range that were culturally modified (bent, tied, peeled, etc.) by members of the Ute tribe. These special trees provide a glimpse into the Ute culture. More information will be available on the FOMP website.

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!

Thanks and we hope to see you there!
FOMP

March 2017 Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our March 2017 Board meeting!


BOD Meeting Time:
Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00PM
Location: 
This meeting, as with most meetings in the past BOD Meetings will be held 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 (slowly please!) 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:
  • Board election nominations for new term – if you want to be involved this is a great time
  • 2017 Newsletter?
  • 2017 membership drive
  • USFS District Ranger Discussion
    • new security measures
    • summer season plans
  • Summer season 2017 planning
  • 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

Feb 2017 Board of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our February Board meeting!

BOD Meeting Time:
Wednesday, Feb 15 at 7:00PM

Location: 
BOD member Diane Bandle is hosting at her home:
3911 Roberts Ridge Place

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

Agenda:
  • Summer season 2017 planning
  • 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