OPEN CALL: Green Forest Health at Palmer Lake

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Date(s) - 11/05/2016
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Meet at Palmer Lake Fire Department


Workday: Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Meeting Location: Palmer Lake Fire Department (parking lot just east of)
Meet time: 8:30 A.M.
Map Link:
Work Site: West end of Upper Palmer Lake Reservoir
Difficulty Rating: Moderate – hiking is a strong possibility
Volunteers Anticipated: up to 15

Workday Description
This is the final stage of a multi-phased mitigation project designed to prevent catastrophic fire. Through cooperative efforts of Mile High Youth Corps, Palmer Lake Fire Department, and CUSP, 4.6 acres of Wild land Urban Interface (WUI) will be mitigated. This project raises wildfire awareness and helps protect homes, neighborhoods and entire communities, while increasing safety for wild land firefighters. Project work includes hauling and stacking already mitigated material to be piled up and burned, while small logs will be moved and staged for future firewood distribution. Participants will be hiking about 2 miles each way, some uphill. There will be option for a shuttle.

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
A portable restroom will be available on site
Safety review and work demonstration will precede the project work
Weather, which could create hazardous conditions, may cause projects to be canceled or rescheduled; we will notify you of changes promptly, changes will also be posted here.

Requirements of Volunteers:
Prior to the project each volunteer must submit a completed Liability Release form, CUSP 2016 Release Form, the group also needs to submit a Volunteer Listing, CUSP 2016 Volunteer Listing, attached.
Please print ALL documents two sided.

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

What to Expect:
Green forest projects are located in exposed mountain environments. Please be aware and prepared for potential hazards, including but not limited to: driving on mountainous roads with snow, ice and/or loose gravel; exposure to sun, wind, lightning and rapidly changing weather conditions; 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, which occurs rapidly at high elevation and dry climate. Please wear appropriate clothing. The minimum age requirement is 16.

Please note that cell phone coverage is limited in these areas.
The below office number may be used as an emergency contact number.
Typical navigational GPS units are often inaccurate in mountainous regions as well.

The Coalition for the Upper South Platte
Post Office Box 726
Lake George, Colorado 80827


Bookings are closed for this event.

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