Open Call – Exigent Work in the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar 6/12/14

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Date(s) - 06/12/2014
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Meet at Cascade Fire Department


Ex·i·gent  : requiring immediate attention : needing to be dealt with immediately

This work is of the highest priority before this summer’s monsoons and must be completed by July 4.  Your help is greatly needed.

Workday Description:

Up to 15 volunteers at one site will install jute matting and reseed drainages most prone to flash floods.  You will follow construction of sediment catchment basins and will need to wear high visibility vests (provided) and sturdy boots with ankle support.  Parking is limited – one van or large SUV is preferred.  We may carpool you in to the site, so a full day’s commitment is needed.  Post fire flooding poses a major threat of damage to homes and lives around the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar. Many sites along US Highway 24 remain highly vulnerable to flood impacts.

If you have a group that can help, please contact: or

For more information, please visit:

All work is dependent upon environmental factors – unpredictable weather, runoff and soil movement may alter project and location details.

Important Notes:

  • CUSP will provide hard hats, tools and materials necessary to complete project work.
  • Portable restroom(s) will be available on site.
  • Safety review and work demonstration will precede the project work.
  • Pets are not allowed on CUSP projects
  • Weather, which could create hazardous conditions, may cause projects to be canceled or rescheduled; we will notify you of changes in a timely manner; changes will also be posted at this website.

Requirements of Volunteers:

All volunteers must complete and submit prior to the project: a Liability Release Form, 2014 CUSP RELEASE , and a VOLUNTEER LISTING 2014- .

Please print all documents two-sided.

Please Bring:

Any applicable medicines (including epi-pens, insulin and inhalers
Sunglasses or safety glasses
Work gloves
Work boots with  ankle support
Long pants are requires; long sleeved shirts are strongly recommended
Water containers, extra water will be provided
Sack lunches, to carry with you

What to Expect:

This burn area is an exposed mountain environment. Please be aware and prepared for potential hazards, including but not limited to: driving on mountainous roads with loose gravel and high flash flood potential; exposure to sun, wind, lightening and rapidly changing weather conditions; working with sharpened tools in areas with unstable terrain and footing; possible falling trees; and hiking at significant elevation. Medications may have adverse effects in sun, heat or altitude. Please list medications and medical conditions on the CUSP release form so staff may be aware of potential concerns. Know your limitations and inform staff immediately if you become ill or injured. Be prepared to exit quickly in the event of an emergency or changing environmental conditions. Please drink plenty of water prior to and during the project to avoid dehydration. Please wear appropriate clothing; clothing may become stained or ruined. Expectant mothers should check with their physicians prior to joining the project. This is a physically challenging project. The minimum age requirement is 16.

Please note that cell phone coverage is limited/none in this area.
GPS units are often inaccurate as well.

The Coalition for the Upper South Platte


Bookings are closed for this event.

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