Monthly Archives: August 2014

August Trail Night

FOMP needs you for this work session!
Tuesday August 12 at 6:00 PM 

FOMP is pleased to be holding a volunteer trail work and tree trimming/seedling release work session!

Note: We really need volunteers to come out even if it is only once per year. We need new faces to help us maintain our trails – have you been out enjoying the trails this year? Please consider spending one evening per year giving back so we can keep the trails open! — Thanks!]

We will be working on trails that desperately need some TLC after a long and busy spring and heavy summer rains – as well as some neglect while we have been working to clean up Mt. Herman Rd after the recent recreational shooting ban. We will also be performing seedling release – this involves cutting back scrub oak growth and removing any remaining root balls that are sticking up that could injure people, horses, or bikes.

We will also hold our monthly BOD meeting in the parking lot prior to the start of activities.

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 we try to leave a note at the trail head parking lot or you can call Chris Tirpak (719.439.8865) 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.

Meet at the main trailhead parking lot at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd and Nursery Rd at 6:00PM! (map:

Thanks and we hope to see you out there!

Devin John Seifert Memorial Clean Up& BBQ 2014 Mt. Herman

Devin John Seifert Memorial Cleanup and BBQ 2014

  • Mt Herman Road
  • 9am-6pm Sunday August 10th

Devin’s family and friends want to invite the community to join them Sunday August 10th to honor Devin and help pick up the trash on Mount Herman Road.  The focus is to clean up some of the old shooting areas as well as clean up any problem dumping spots along the road.   Wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and gloves – consider bringing water and a snack.  Rakes and shovels come in handy as well, and a few wheelbarrows are useful at the different sites.  BBQ at Dirty Woman Park afterwards.

Meet at 9am at Dirty Woman Park.  Please signup below on the Facebook event, or contact the Friends of Monument Preserve (info below).   If you can only make part of the day, please come on up the road anytime before 2pm to pitch in!  We will be near dumpsters placed about 6 miles up from the parking lot on 320a,b,c and further up near 318 addressing the problem areas on the way up the road

This effort is partnered with the US Forest Service, Friends of Monument Preserve (FOMP), and many local businesses donating food, materials, dumpsters, and volunteer help.

More information online:

Friends of Monument Preserve can be Found Online at: