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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

February 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

February 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our February 2018 Board Meeting

Meeting Time:
Tuesday, February 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 Middle Glenway St and then a left 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
Treasurers Report
        a) Audit Update
        b) New Treasurer
Old Business
        1.) Memorandum of Understanding with the Forest Service – update
                a.) FOIA request
                b) New relationship with the USFS
                c) Master Plan – Important Issues to FOMP
                d) Restated Purpose mission statement
        2.) Sign on FOMP bulletins board
        3.)Trail Leadership training
New Business
        1.) Elections in March
        2.) Permanent meeting location
        3.) Homeless encampment update
        4.) Creation of a committee for trails
        5.) Other 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

January 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our January 2018 Board Meeting
Meeting Time: Tuesday, January 9 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:
  • Discuss trail etiquette again and actions. Up Hill ROW and packing out dog manure.
  • Colleen from USFS will be present and give a 15 min overview of her role and us in the future.
  • IMBA piece and access to their insurance
  • Insurance update
  • Update on the Tim trail sign
  • Tool update
  • MTBP update
  • Resources for big projects moving forward.
  • Reroute of the main trail from parking lot (ideas)
  • New membership ideas
  • Update on money box
  • Update on accounting requirement
  • Possible TOSC presentation
  • Closing remarks
  • 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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