Hummer and Tread Lightly!, as part of their recreation Rescue initiative, are launching a trail maintenance program it the Sierra National Forst at the end of this month. Want to get involved? Full press release follows:
Tread Lightly! is urgently seeking volunteers for an important project in the Sierra National Forest on the Bald Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle trail in California. The project is part of Tread Lightly!’s program called HUMMER’s Recreation Rescue. Plenty of press will be there to record your hard work, so we need a great showing!
Volunteers will be needed to help clear a short trail reroute and also to help fence off some areas. We will also be digging holes, laying pipe, pouring cement and filling in holes.
Please let us know if you would be available to help us. We will also be holding a one-hour Tread Trainer Awareness Course the night before.
Bald Mountain Trail Volunteer Day, Click here for map.
DATE: Friday, August 1, 2008
FOOD: Lunch and a light breakfast will be provided
MEETING PLACE: Bald Mountain Base Camp
VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT: All volunteers must sign an agreement with the US Forest service. Download the volunteer agreement here. Then, fax it back to Greg Marks at the Sierra National Forest at (559-855-5355). If you don’t have a fax machine, bring your signed form with you to the project site and let us know that you are bringing it.
WHAT TO BRING: Work gloves, safety glasses, hat, sun block, bug spray, a light rain jacket or poncho, work shirt, work pants, work boots or foot wear, a day or belt pack, hand sanitizer, and a shovel. Also, be sure to wear boots of some type, preferably a hiking boot, while working on the trail.
SOME SUPPORTERS OF THIS PROJECT: The volunteer day is part of a larger Bald Mountain project funded by HUMMER. Some great clubs and organizations are stepping in up to the plate, including: Clovis Independent Four Wheelers, Mountain Toppers Four Wheel Drive Club of Fresno, California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, Inc, California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs Safety and Education Foundation, Inc., Californians for Public Access, Inc, (Cal Access) and Lock and Low Four Wheel Drive Club of Visalia.
CAMPING: Consider camping in the Sierra National Forest the night before!
MORE INFORMATION: Click here for more information about HUMMER’s Recreation Rescue and the Bald Mountain OHV Trail Project.
Tread Lightly! Tread Trainer Awareness Course
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: High Sierra Ranger District Office Conference Room - 29688 Auberry Road, Prather, CA 93651