August Trail Night

A reminder that Wednesday, August 9th will be the fourth trail work night of the season!

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

New for 2017 we will have 2 start times!
Wednesday, August 9th at 5:00 PM
 / 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our fourth 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.

For our fourth 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 . You can see the erosion on the existing trail in the picture below. We’ve been contemplating the best way to route around this section 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!  We will be sending a last minute reminder early next week and will have more detailed information then. Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

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 5:00 PM group will be lead by Chris Tirpak and the 6:00 PM group will be led by our new FOMP President, Bill Normile! Meet at the gate at the corner of Schilling and Lindbergh (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/sDjLK1EBJbL2)

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. NOTE: Due to the current weather pattern of heavy rain and thunder storms lately, we’ll have to make a very last minute decision on things, but we’ll not be deterred by a little rain!

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

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!