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

July 2016 Trail Night

FOMP needs you for this work session!
Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00 PM 

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

After some wild weather the last month, it is time to get out there and work on a few trails sections that need a little TLC! Please join us!

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!

June Volunteer Night

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

After some wild weather the last month, it is time to get out there and work on a few trails sections that need a little TLC! Please join us!

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)

May 2016 Volunteer Night

FOMP needs you for this work session!
Wednesday, May 11 at 6:00 PM 

FOMP is pleased to be holding our first volunteer trail work and tree trimming/seedling release work session of 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!]

After a long winter, we will kick off the 2016 FOMP season by performing seedling release – 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.

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) 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!

Hot Shot and Helitack Crew Appreciation Dinner + BOD Meeting

See below for April BOD Meeting details.

Every year FOMP holds a potluck dinner for the Hotshot and Helitack crews that are based right here with us in the Monument Preserve! (Helitack photos from the ’09 season are over at Flickr – these folks have a seriously cool job and what better home base than here in Monument?)

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This year it will be held next Wednesday April 20, at 5:30PM in the Fire Center Classroom building –  within the administrative area of the Preserve.

Both 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 work helping fight fires right here in Colorado and across the country so we want to give them a big welcome back and remind them of our appreciation. In order to make it loud and clear FOMP needs volunteers to make food for this potluck and need the following:
  • Drinks
  • Main Dishes
  • Side Dishes/Salads
  • Desserts

If would like to help, please contact Diane Bandle at 719-494-8206 / dmbandle@hotmail.com.  If you would like to help but are unable to attend you can make arrangements to drop off your food in advance on Wednesday afternoon, or at the Fire Center Classroom between 4:30 and 5:30.

FOMP will also hold our monthly BOD meeting in conjunction with the dinner. BOD meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. Agenda is thin as we get ready for the summer work season:

Agenda:

  • Summer season 2016 planning
  • Finance update
  • Open forum for any discussion
    • scout projects?

Thanks in advance for your help!
FOMP Board of Directors

Reminder: March 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

Please read! New monthly meeting times!
Reminder: Board of Directors Meeting

BOD Meeting Time:
Wednesday March 9, 2016 at 7:00PM  
Attention: This is a new monthly meeting time and day!Last month the BOD approved a schedule change. For more information see the minutes on the website or the announcement on the website: New Trail and BOD Meeting Day for 2016 or February 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

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 planning
  • Finance update
  • Open forum for any discussion
    • proposed raised bridge by schilling road parking
    • scout projects?
Thanks and we hope to see you there!
FOMP

New Trail and BOD Meeting Day for 2016

At the February Board of Directors meeting a vote was taken and unanimously approved to move the monthly trail day and BOD meeting day to the 2nd Wednesday of the month going forward. The FOMP calendars have all been updated with this information.

As of today 3/8/2016 the upcoming calendar of events (subject to change so please check back for current information) is as follows:

September 14, 2016
  • Trail Work Night
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 2:30 pm

    Location: Main Preserve Trailhead


    Description:

    google map: http://bit.ly/FOMPMeetingSpot

October 12, 2016
  • FOMP BOD Meeting
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: 2:00 pm

    Location: Work center classroom


November 9, 2016
  • FOMP BOD Meeting
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 1:00 pm

    Location: Work center classroom


December 14, 2016
  • FOMP BOD Meeting
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 1:00 pm

    Location: Work center classroom


January 11, 2017
  • FOMP BOD Meeting
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 1:00 pm

    Location: Work center classroom


February 8, 2017
  • FOMP BOD Meeting
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 1:00 pm

    Location: Work center classroom