Monthly Archives: May 2009

Thank You

To all who provided food for our annual dinner, thank you very much. We are sorry we were not able to share it with all who cooked, but man was it good!

Alissa Roeder
Superintendent, Pike IHC

Trail Work and Board Meeting

First, thanks to tall of the volunteers that were able to help out putting on last weeks pot luck dinner for the hot shots crew – they were very appreciative and we had a great turnout despite having to re-schedule at the last second. Thanks everyone for your patience and flexibility!

This is a brief reminder that Friends of Monument Preserve (FOMP) hold our monthly board meeting tomorrow Tuesday May 12, 2009 at 5:30 PM in the main trail head parking lot. Board meetings are open to all members and the public so please feel free to join us.

Immediately follow the board meeting at 6:00PM we will hold our second trail work session of the season.

FOMP and USFS provide all necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work, leather gloves, bring their own 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 we always leave a note at the trail head parking lot or you can call Chris or Jon (numbers below) to find out where in the preserve we are working that evening.

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.

We look forward to seeing you out there!

Chris Tirpak – mobile: 719.439.8865
Jon Nordby – mobile: 719.640.1347

Hot Shot Pot Luck Dinner Re-scheduled

Sorry for yesterday’s short notice to those planning on attending the hot shot crew pot luck dinner. We received word at 4:30 that the crew needed to go to a fire near Divide. That fire is now apparently under control and we are expecting the crew to be back late this afternoon. So, we are going to re-schedule the dinner for this evening at 6:00 PM in the fire center classroom building. Thank you everyone for your flexibility.

For those folks unfamiliar, FOMP throws the hot shot and helitac crews stationed in the Preserve an appreciation dinner every year as they begin their season. If you would like to join us and meet these fine folks please feel free – and if you can bring a dish of any kind go for it.

So, 6:00 PM tonight May 8 in the classroom building – the first building on your right when you enter the work center.

Questions – please call Chris Tirpak at 719.439.8865