Vounteer Rehabilitation Project Aug 10
Incident: Waldo Canyon Fire Wildfire
Waldo Canyon Fire Rehabilitation Project Workday: Friday, August 10th, 2012
Project Location: Meet at the Flying W Ranch
Project Times: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Volunteers Needed: 75
Workday Description: In response to the most destructive fire in Colorado's history, volunteers and will help mitigate flooding and repair fire damage at the Flying W Ranch in the Waldo Canyon burn scar. This area of the burn is now subject to erosion and mud slides threatening Colorado Springs' municipal water supply. Work will involve removal and chipping of burned hazard trees, re-shaping the ground surface, re-seeding, mulching and building erosion control structures to stabilize drainages prone to flood events. The Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) will be working with staff from Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and various volunteer groups.
You must be registered prior to attending this project, please contact Lisa@uppersouthplatte.org .
Important Notes: CUSP will provide hard hats, tools and materials necessary to complete project work Portable restrooms will be available on site A safety review and work demonstration will proceed the project work Weather which could create hazardous conditions may cause the project to be canceled or rescheduled; CUSP will monitor weather and notify you of any changes in a timely fashion. Requirements of Volunteers: Prior to the project each volunteer must submit a completed Liability Release Form. At the end of day a Volunteer Sign-up Sheet must be initialed by individuals.
Please Bring: Any applicable medicines (including epi-pens, insulin and inhalers) Sunscreen Sun glasses or safety glasses Work gloves Sturdy shoes with good tread Long pants and long sleeved shirts are strongly recommended Water containers, the use of reusable containers is encouraged - refills will be provided A sack lunch
What to Expect: The burn area is 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 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; 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. Flying W Ranch: 3330 Chuckwagon Rd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 This challenging project will require team effort. Please be prepared to get dirty!
The Coalition for the Upper South Platte Post Office Box 726 Lake George, Colorado 80827 719.748.0033 www.uppersouthplatte.org