Date(s) - 06/26/2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Catholic Heart Work Camp and CUSP
Lost Dutchman Resort, Invasive Weed Mitigation
Workday: Monday, June 26, 2017
Project Location: Lost Dutchman Resort
Difficulty Rating: Moderate/Difficult
Project Times: 9am-3pm
Meeting Location: Meet at Lost Dutchman Resort Office, 382 Trout Haven Rd, Florissant, CO
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/XyfHK
Number of Volunteers Anticipated: up to 70
One persistent issue is we have in our watershed is noxious weeds; these are invasive species that “move in” and take over. They take advantage of disturbed areas and out-compete the native vegetation. This impacts the ecosystem as a whole in a negative way.
The Upper South Platte watershed provides for over 75% of Colorado’s municipal, industrial, and agricultural water needs. Project work will include clipping and bagging seed pods of these invasive species and severing roots to prevent future propagation. Please join us to help minimize damage to Colorado’s precious water supply. It is imperative participants wear proper protective clothing, long sleeved shirts, long pants and no sandals please.
- CUSP will provide hard hats, materials and necessary tools to complete project work
- All vehicles must remain on site for the duration of the project
- Bathrooms are available at Lost Dutchman
- A safety review and work demonstration will precede the project work
- Weather, which could create hazardous conditions, may cause the project to be canceled or rescheduled; staff will monitor weather and notify you of any changes, which will also be posted to this page.
Requirements of Volunteers:
Please print documents on both sides.
A daypack to carry water and lunch
Refillable water container, we will have extra water for refills
Any applicable medicines (including epi-pens, insulin and inhalers)
Sunglasses or safety glasses
Long pants and long sleeved shirts are required
Work gloves (we will have some if you do not)
Sturdy shoes with good tread; no sandals please
A sack lunch
What to Expect:
This project will occur in 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 flash flood potential; exposure to sun, wind, lightning and rapidly changing weather conditions; working with sharpened tools in areas with unstable terrain and footing; 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 be prepared to hike up to a total of five to seven miles at high elevation in varying weather conditions. Please drink plenty of water prior to and during the project to stay hydrated.
GPS systems and Internet map sites are often misleading in the mountains. Cell phone service will be inconsistent or unavailable.
The below office number can be contacted in case of emergency.
The Coalition for the Upper South Platte
Post Office Box 726
Lake George, Colorado 80827