Category Archives: 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

5th Annual Cleanup for Devin Work Day – Sept 1st

Steve Siefert Project “5th Annual Cleanup for Devin”

Saturday, Sept 1st

  • 5th Annual Cleanup for Devin. Sat Sept 1st, 2018
  • 8:30am-9:00am Dirty Woman Park at Mitchell and Mount Herman Road. Seifert family/friends and all volunteers gathering.
  • 9:15-9:30 Gathering at the parking lot on Red Rocks Rd, 2nd lot on the right as you head North from where Mount Herman Road intersects, the start of Renegade and Tim Watkins Memorial Trail.
  • Work from 9:30am-1pm.
  • Bring water, snacks, wear long pants, gloves, sunscreen, bug spray.
  • We’ll be repairing and preventing trail damage with water bars,  improving safety and visibility through trimming and improving forest health by reducing oak overgrowth where pine seedlings are growing.
  • BBQ provided at Dirty Woman Park after the trail work.

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. 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

Mt Herman Area – USFS Recreational Shooting Restrictions

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Order 2018-07 PSICC Recreational Shooting Restrictions

Pursuant to Title16, United States Code, Section 551, 36 C.F.R., Section 261.50(a), the following act is prohibited on National Forest System lands within the following areas of South Platte, South Park and Pikes Peak Ranger Districts of the Pike National Forest, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Park and Teller Counties, State of Colorado, hereinafter referred to as the Restricted Areas. The Restricted Areas are depicted and shown on the attached maps hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibits A, B and C. The Restricted Areas are further described in the attached tables, also hereby incorporated into this Order as Tables A, B and C.
This purpose of this Order is to protect natural resources and provide for public health and safety.

Order 2018-07

Order 2018-07 Exhibits

Order 2018-07 Tables

 

Refer to https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/psicc/alerts-notices/?aid=47194 for further details, though this covers all the information.

Second August Trail Night

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, August 14th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our fourth 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

August Trail Night

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, August 7th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our fourth 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

Thank you to this years trail crew

To the awesome volunteers that joined us for trail work these past couple months:

This morning I rode out just after sunrise to check out how FS715 is doing after being given so much of our volunteer attention in June and July – I rode up and down through all the sections worked this year. Then I ran it. Then I rode a horse on it (ok, I was too lazy and out of horse shape to throw a saddle on but was fortunate enough to have a rider come by to give feedback).

Uphill and downhill was perfect – in that it was still hard and challenging, but not annoying, loose, choppy, dangerous, and blind like it was before we worked on it. What struck me is how well rocks were placed, how well the structures were thought out and implemented, how we are all choosing much bigger rocks than before, the focus on quality and durability vs quantity, and the size/shape and outslope of our drains. Plus our trimming crew nailed it with sitelines up there, take a look at the U-turn to the right as you go uphill, approx 100 yards above where we worked this past week. Excellent!

I am honored to have so many caring, hard-working, talented people to work with out there. FOMP is fortunate to have great leadership, and recently trained trail crew leaders. But you guys and gals showing up on Tuesdays, and implementing these trail projects, is what makes FOMP a success.

Looking forward to working with all of you soon,

Sincere Thanks,
Jon Nordby.

March 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

March 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our March 2018 Board Meeting

Meeting Time:
Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM
Location:

This meeting will be held at a brand new location, the Palmer Lake Town Hall at 28 Valley Crescent in Palmer Lake. From Monument take CO-105 W to Palmer Lake, take a left onto Lower Glenway St and then a right onto Valley Crescent St Park and walk over to the Town Hall.

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:

Call to Order
Future of FOMP and USFS partnership
Future Project Discussions
Goals for 2018
Homeless Camp Updates
Elections
By-Laws
Future Location for Board Meetings
Parking issues at the main lot
House Keeping Items
Adjournment

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