A large work party is being scheduled at FATS for Saturday, January 11th. We will be repairing eroded areas and, if we get enough volunteers, we will be clearing the drains out (deberming, etc). For this work party we need both experienced and new trail work volunteers. The ratio of experienced to inexperienced volunteers will determine the scale/scope of the work we do on January 11th.
If you are interested in volunteering to work at FATS on January 11th (rain date is January 18th), please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know whether you are new or have experience repairing trail tread from one of our previous work parties. Please email us by January 4th, so we can make the appropriate plans for the next weekend. On the day of the work party, we will have a short training session at 9AM, so be ready to learn and work by 9AM.
In case you were wondering, several members of SORBACSRA have checked on Lakeview Loop at HKSP and the trail is good to go. This means that January 11th at FATS will be the second work party to qualify for last summer’s “big trail repair, big prize give-away”. If you volunteered at HKSP on June 1st and you volunteer on January 11th, you will be in the drawing for big swag. The drawing will be at the end of the day on January 11th (or the rain date).
If you did not volunteer at the HKSP work party, we still need you to volunteer for January 11th and we’ll have some goodies to raffle off to any of the folks that volunteer at this work party.
To volunteer or if you have questions, please email SORBAcsra
Last Edit: Dec 29, 2013 16:32:02 GMT -5 by dsquaredmsquared: email is now an active link
We need to solidify our plans for next weekend's work party (this type of tread work takes more planning than the early summer cutting and lopping work party). Looks like it will be a lot warmer but we will be watching the potential for rain.
If you can help please let us know by the end of today at email@example.com
Thanks so much - this trail needs some love - sign up to help!
We had 37 people signed up for yesterday's work party that was cancelled due to rain. We are now trying to rebuild a group of volunteers that can come out on Saturday the 18th (see all the details above). We currently have 14 people signed up for next Saturday. Please come help if you can and be sure to RSVP to SORBAcsra if you can come to ensure we have enough tools for everyone.
Post by dsquaredmsquared on Jan 15, 2014 13:28:28 GMT -5
FATS Work Party this Saturday (01.18.14). Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan the scale/scope of work for the number of volunteers. We will meet in the south lot at 9:00AM.
On Saturday, our todo list includes: repair damage to Big Rock (fire break from last summer), fix the eroded sandy section on Skinny, new drainage on another section of Skinny, drain cleaning on Deep Step, and possibly drainage work on a chronically wet section at the bottom of Deep Step.
Normally, we try not to bribe or use prizes to induce our volunteers, but this work party will be in place of a second work party at Hickory Knob State Park. If you volunteered at the June 2013 HKSP work party and you volunteer this Saturday, you will be entered into the drawing for a custom wheelset with I9 hubs, Shimano shoes, gift certificates to LBSs, and all the other sweet, sweet swag you eyeballed in June.
If you did not volunteer at the HKSP work party in June, fear not because we will have swag to raffle off to you too.
Lastly, the tremendous amount of work we did last summer to repair Lakeview Loop at Hickory Knob State Park (72 volunteers and over 350 volunteer hours) and this Saturday's effort to maintain FATS was generously supported by the sponsors listed below. Please take the opportunity to personally thank our sponsors so they know we appreciate their generosity and support of SORBAcsra.
Post by dsquaredmsquared on Jan 18, 2014 18:54:17 GMT -5
Wow, it was cold this morning. The car thermometer read 32°F and Weather Channel said the windchill was in the 20s. Despite the cold, we had 39 volunteers out in the woods this morning showing FATS some love with some much needed trail work. As an added bonus, we also raffled off lots of sweet swag from our very generous sponsors.