FOMP needs you for this work session!
Tuesday May 14 at 6:00 PM
FOMP is pleased to be holding a volunteer trail work and tree trimming/seedling release work session!
We will be working on the newly cut fireline area to release small pine seedlings. This involves cutting back scrub oak growth and removing any remaining root balls that are sticking up that could injure people, horses, or bikes.
We will also hold our monthly BOD meeting in the parking lot prior to the start of activities. We will cover new oil and gas drilling information, shooting on Mt. herman Rd., and budget.
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 trail head 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 that evening.
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.
Every year FOMP holds a potluck dinner for the Hotshot and Helitac crews that are based right here with us! This year it will be on April 25, at 5:30PM. [Please check back here for more details as the date grows closer or get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!]
Both the the Monument Hotshot Crew and the Monument Helitack crew will be there, so we expect 30 very hungry young men and women + anyone else that attends. Everyone knows how hard they worked last year and we want to give them a big welcome back and remind them of our support. So far w have the following commitments:
Drinks: (2) people
Main Dishes: (6)
Side Dishes/Salads: (2)
As you can see, we could use a few more salads or desserts, or really anything people are willing to provide. If anyone else can, please contact Marianne LaRivee at 719-481-5936 or email@example.com. You can drop off your food at her house Thursday afternoon, or at the Fire Center Classroom between 4:30 and 5:30.
Minutes from the April 16, 2013 BOD meeting.
FOMP Min, Apr 13
On June 8th Friends of Monument Preserve will be partnering with the Colorado Mountain Club to construct a trail up the Ice Cave Creek Drainage (near the Palmer Lake Reservoirs). The Colorado Mountain Club is the lead in this project and in order to participate in this project you will need to sign up on their website. On-line registration for the Ice Cave Creek trail project on June 8 is now available at https://www.cmc.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?ID=3075. While Colorado Mountain Club is organizing and coordinating the work, you do not need to be a member to sign up. No experience necessary — just bring work clothes (esp. gloves!) and the usual water & food for a day in the mountains. It’s less than a mile hike in to the work site.
CMC’s Ice Cave Creek flyer for June 8 (pdf)
We will post more information here as we get it.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 at 7:00PM
BOD Meetings are held in the Fire Center Classroom. For those of you unfamiliar with the classroom building make your 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.
Thanks and we hope to see you there!