January 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

January 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our November 2019 Board Meeting

Meeting Time:
Tuesday, January 14th 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 the 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.
  • Treasure update.

Topics

  • 2020 work.
  • Trailforks updates.
  • Trail leader training.
  • Skills college prep.
  • Board member changes.
  • Seat open- trail leader.
  • New secretary.
  • New grant funding to FOMP.
  • The hiring of an outside consultant

Open Discussion

October 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

October 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

FOMP is pleased to announce our October 2019 Board Meeting

Meeting Time:
Tuesday, February 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.

Topics

  • Trail pods
  • President and VP meeting with USFS District Ranger and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Positive feedback from trail users
  • No poop angels – remove bags
  • Earbuds use on trails
  • TOSC (Trails & Open Space Coalition)
  • Removal of older signs from trails
  • Adopt a trail
  • 2019 Work Overview
  • 2020 work: how does our front door look
  • Camping and homeless issues – especially Red Rocks parking lot
  • Trailforks updates

Open Discussion

 

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
FOMP

September 2019 Trail Night

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our sixth 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! https://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

This is the upcoming list of FOMP events through the end of the year. Please come out for our trail work nights and help maintain the trails that we all use and love.  

October 8, 2019

  • FOMP Trail Night
    • Starts: 6:00 PM
    • Ends: 9:00 PM or until dark
    • Location: Mt Herman Trailhead Parking lot – Corner of Mt Herman/Nursery

November 12, 2019

  • Board Meeting
    • Starts: 7:00 PM
    • Ends: 8:00 PM
    • Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 17750 Knollwood, Monument

August Trail Work Session

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, August 13th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our fifth 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! https://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

This is the upcoming list of FOMP events through the end of the year. Please come out for our trail work nights and help maintain the trails that we all use and love.  

September 10, 2019

  • FOMP Trail Night
    • Starts: 6:00 PM
    • Ends: 9:00 PM or until dark
    • Location: Mt Herman Trailhead Parking lot – Corner of Mt Herman/Nursery

October 8, 2019

  • FOMP Trail Night
    • Starts: 6:00 PM
    • Ends: 9:00 PM or until dark
    • Location: Mt Herman Trailhead Parking lot – Corner of Mt Herman/Nursery

November 12, 2019

  • Board Meeting
    • Starts: 7:00 PM
    • Ends: 8:00 PM
    • Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 17750 Knollwood, Monument

FOMP June Trail Night video

Helping to maintain those trails we love to ride. Please help support the Friends of Monument Preserve by donating your time the 2nd Tuesday of every month (Apr-Oct). It’s amazing what can be accomplished in just a few hours.

June Trail Work Session

FOMP needs you for this trail work session!

Tuesday, June 11th at 6:00 PM

FOMP is pleased to be holding our third 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! https://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

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! https://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.