Category Archives: FOMP

April Trail Work Session

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our first monthly volunteer trail work session for 2019!

Please meet at the main parking lot at Mt Herman and Nursery https://goo.gl/maps/rdJuhbbQWEx

Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all the necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring leather gloves, a hat, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area.

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.

Be aware all participants will need to sign a wavier before than can begin any trail work.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

Friends of Monument Preserve Presents: Trail Skills College 2019

Friends of Monument Preserve Presents: Trail Skills College 2019

Come and learn the fundamental skills of trail design and maintenance. Please register for the event on our Facebook page @fomp.org or send email to info@fomp.org

April 20th 9 AM – 2 PM

The class is free and open to all new as well as experienced volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about FOMP and volunteering with us this would be a great chance to learn some new skills and see why we are passionate about taking care of our regional trails. After class participants will receive a free FOMP volunteer T-shirt.

The class will consist of an overview of trail design and maintenance followed by two alternating breakout sessions covering drainage design techniques and standard bench construction. After lunch, we will have a brief overview of other topics such as switchback construction and technique for restoring closed trails. Class participants will have a chance to learn the very best current techniques for taking care of the trails we all use and enjoy.

Participants are asked to bring a camp chair, lunch, water, sunscreen, gloves, clothes for working outside in and ones you won’t mind getting dirty in. FOMP will provide coffee, snacks, handouts and our collectible T-Shirt for participants.

Course material is from the Pacific Crest Trail Association – Trail Skills College; The United States Forest Service – Trail manuals and The International Mountain Biking Association.

Feb 2019 BOD Meeting Minutes

Feb 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes. (click to expand)

 

Friends of the Monument Preserve
Board Meeting
February 12, 2019

Election

  • Karen Jensen was elected as treasurer, and Carissa Gallardo was elected as secretary. The vote was unanimous.

Shirts

  • FOMP will sell or give them away to volunteers on Trail Night.

President’s Report

  • Bill Normile met with Randy Phillips: The North trails are now closed, re-routes in the Spring.
  • The MOU was signed last April—Normile will check for any expiration date.
  • MOU provides liability coverage in case of a volunteer accident.
  • Bill Normile attended a meeting regarding shooting on Forest property. They are trying to create areas for shooting. FOMP needs a representative to attend these meetings.  John                    Nordby will attend these meetings.
  • Bill Benson has resigned as Vice President. Brian Mullin was nominated, and the election will be held in March.

Bird Houses

  • Herman Spielkamp will work with the 4H club to clean birdhouses. The Board unanimously approved $250 for materials.

Treasurer Report

  • Jensen will be given the records as soon as Bill Normile recovers them from the past treasurer.

Minutes

  • January 7, 2019 minutes approved as submitted.

Trail Report

  • We need to identify trail focus for summer.
  • A calendar needs to be available by March.
  • Jon Nordby will meet after the Board meeting for trail work planning.
  • We also need some Saturdays planned (2-4 Saturdays)

Update next month

  • Trail names.
  • Trail markers.
  • Do we want to put a QR code for Trailforks?
  • Dog waste.
  • FOMP policy is no leashes on dogs.
  • President recommends that Steve Pate talks with Carissa regarding the Friends of Palmer Lake interface.

Attending

  • Brian Mullin
  • Bill Normile
  • Jon Nordby
  • Jeff Light
  • Art Fuellenbach
  • Karen Jensen
  • Marianne LaRivee
    • Lynda Pate
    • Steve Pate
    • Larry Post (CMC)
    • Wendy Anderson
    • Hermann Spielkamp
    • Nancy Spielkamp

Announcing Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training 2019

Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training

Friday – Sunday, April 26th – 28th
Starsmore Discovery Center
2120 S Cheyenne Cañon Rd

Take your volunteering to the next level with Crew Leader Training! The training will kick off with a weekend-long course that empowers local trail volunteers with the skills to help lead safe and effective trail and restoration projects. The Trails and Open Space Coalition is proud to continue to partner with RMFI and others to offer the 8th Annual Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training. Applicants MUST be able to attend the full 2.5-day weekend training course and commit to completing 2 certification workdays under the supervision of Rocky Mountain Field Institute or Friends of the Peak within the 2019 field season.

Cost: There is a non-refundable $25 application fee to help cover the costs of materials for the weekend. 

More information and application available at rmfi.org.

Please email us at info@fomp.org if you’re interested in representing FOMP.org at this training.

February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our February 2019 Board Meeting

Meeting Time:
Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 PM

Meeting location

Trinity Lutheran Church, 17750 Knollwood Monument refer to  https://goo.gl/maps/pjVmV8dHSMv –  behind the Kum and Go, park in the east parking lot and enter through the east doors (by playground). Take the first right and walk north through the double doors to the first classroom on the right.

Board Member Updates

  • President and VP update.
  • Secretary update.
  • Treasure update.
  • Bylaws need to be updated – Our meeting place is not at the fire center and so on, someone could take a look and draft amendments we could adopt at the annual meeting in March.

Trails

  • Moving forward and focus areas.
  • Trail naming project, Trailforks, etc. Update on where we are at.
  • Trail Skills class day.  Tentatively April 20th or 27th.  1/2 day 9 – 12 at the parking lot.
  • Put trail work days on the calendar and then begin to match up projects to dates.  We can publicize the dates in advance so folks can plan.

Misc

  • Update from USFS Pikes Peak Ranger Oscar Martinez.
  • Southern shooting sports partnership.
  • The dog issue continues to circulate. Perhaps we form a sub-committee and let then run with a solution.
  • Need to plan for the upcoming year and get this out to the public. Possibly the local paper.

 

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
FOMP

January 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

January 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our January 2019 Board Meeting

Meeting Time:
Tuesday, January 8th at 7:00 PM

Meeting location

Trinity Lutheran Church, 17750 Knollwood Monument refer to  https://goo.gl/maps/pjVmV8dHSMv –  behind the Kum and Go, park in the east parking lot and enter through the east doors (by playground). Take the first right and walk north through the double doors to the first classroom on the right.

Board Member Updates

  • President and VP update
  • Secretary update
  • Treasure update
  • T-shirts Update
  • Update on USFS personnel turn over
  • Kevin Rudnicki death

Trails

  • Moving forward and focus areas
  • Trail naming project, Trailforks, etc.
  • Eagle Scout projects
  • Tool storage
  • Northwest side trail re-route

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

FOMP

October 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

October 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our October 2018 Board Meeting

Meeting Time:
Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 PM

Meeting location

Trinity Lutheran Church, 17750 Knollwood Monument refer to  https://goo.gl/maps/pjVmV8dHSMv –  behind the Kum and Go, park in the east parking lot and enter through the east doors (by playground). Take the first right and walk north through the double doors to the first classroom on the right.

Board Member Updates

  • VP update
  • Treasury update
  • Secretary update
  • Vote for 5th board member
  • Vote – Paying/donating for current temporary meeting location
  • Vote – Using our funds to get T-shirts printed – perhaps educational shirts with trail maintenance tips and trail etiquette, etc
  • Defining our responsibilities and borders/obligations (if time)
  • Update on USFS personnel turn over- what this means for us

Trails

  • Summary update on summer work
  • Work hours and accomplishments
  • Moving forward and focus areas (if time)
  • Trail naming project
  • Trails apps, such as Trailforks, mtbproject, etc. – Why now and how we are leveraging and how members can help
  • People undoing our work in the preserve
  • Eagle Scout projects (if time)
  • 715a – history, and misinformation (if time)
  • Tool storage

Issues

  • Limbaugh Canyon (if time)
  • Dogs in the preserve

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
FOMP

 

 

Eagle Scout Project September 2018

Special Trail Day for an Eagle Scout Project

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Saturday, September 15th at 9:00 AM

For this Eagle Scout Project, we will be working on an eroded trail near the Monument Rock. Please park at the main lot at Mt Herman/Nursery Road  https://goo.gl/maps/5J1yar6b81x or Red Rocks/Mt Herman lot at https://goo.gl/maps/vj6UyuH6sek and walk on the trails to the location, please do not walk on the road.

Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

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 wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring leather gloves, a hat, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area.

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.

Be aware all participants will need to sign a wavier before than can begin any trail work.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP

September Trail Work Session

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our last monthly volunteer trail work session for 2018!

Please meet at the main parking lot at Mt Herman and Nursery https://goo.gl/maps/rdJuhbbQWEx

Check the website too! http://www.fomp.org

The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all the necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring leather gloves, a hat, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area.

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.

Be aware all participants will need to sign a wavier before than can begin any trail work.

Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!

FOMP