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November 2017 Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our November 2017 Board Meeting
Meeting Time: Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 PM
Location: 
This meeting will be held in the Monument Preserve / 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! You do not need to be a FOMP member to attend, but we sure would appreciate you becoming a member!
Agenda:
  • DOT—homeless camp poop bucket
  • Communications with other trail groups (Medicine Wheel, Friends of Peak, etc.) and trails open space meeting
  • New Tool update
  • Tool shed/trailer update
  • Map situation and discussion
  • Start a discussion on trail work schedule for next year
  • Trail etiquette discussion
  • History talk museum
  • Board insurance
  • Who built trail above Mt Herman road.
  • Bylaws require annual audits. Probably should discuss.
  • Other

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

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September 2017 Trail Night

Last Chance for 2017!

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Wednesday, Sept 13th at 6:00 PM

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

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)

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 Jon Nordby (719.640.1347) 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

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!

July 2017 Trail Night!

A reminder that Wednesday, July 12th will be the third trail work night of the season!

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

New for 2017 we will have 2 start times!
Wednesday, July 12 at 5:00 PM
 / 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our second 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 second 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.

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!

June 2017 Trail Night!

Final Reminder that Wednesday, June 14th will be the second trail work night of the season!

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

New for 2017 we will have 2 start times!
Wednesday, June 14 at 5:00 PM
 / 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our second 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 second 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 usual parking lot spot at the main trailhead at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd. and Nursery Rd. (Google Maps:  (Google Maps: http://bit.ly/FOMPMeetingSpot)

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

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