Monday, May 20, 2013

Bridge Ramp Permanence

We used to have this pretty cool and slightly intimidating bridge ramp. It ended a few inches above the ground. Rock then completed the decent to the ground. Now, because we can't have nice things - somehow the rocks tended to end up in the river - last Thursday night's volunteers (thanks Ben and Brad!) made a more permanent solution.

Here's what it looks like on the way off the bridge:

What it looks like on approach:

And, the profile:

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Bridges of Leaders Park

Thursday was our first Thursday Trail Day and by most measures it was a huge success.

In March we cut and treated enough wood to repair the railings on both bridges.

Thursday began with a pretty decent amount of haulin' wood.

Then it was time to get the power tools out and put the screws to it.

Many hands make light work and Travis, Steve, Adam, Ben and Brad turned this out in just over two hours.

 In the end there were two bridges returned to their original condition.

This is how these are supposed to look. Thanks guys!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thursday Trail Day

Beginning May 9 we will be working in Leaders Park from 6pm to DARK. This will continue weekly for the foreseeable future.

Please come out and support the effort to make the trails in Leaders Park even better. All are welcome.

Gloves & close toe shoes are important. Water is too.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Gettin' Busy. Now.

We have a plan!

Saturday and Sunday.

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 we're clearing branches. We need your help. And your friend's help too. Seriously. As you know FAST has a lot more trees than most people - which means we've got a lot more downed branches.

Remember Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4. FAST has the tools. You bring: closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirt, gloves and maybe some protective eyewear.

Also, there's no P in our ARK. Micturate on your own trees before you arrive.


Thursday is Trail Day.

Beginning Thursday May 9 every Thursday is Trail Day.  From 6pm to DARK we'll being in maintenance mode and transition to improvement mode as time passes. The first tasks are to repair the bridge railings. All the wood is cut and treated. We need to attach.

Remember Thursday's Trail Day.

Also, we don't P in the Park on Thursday's either, so go before you go.


Now. Go.