FRIENDS OF SHIMEK FOREST (FOS) JULY 8 WORK DAY –
CAN YOU COME HELP?
Come join other friends of Shimek at 8am at the Lick Creek Lower Campground on Saturday, July 8th at the gravel circle as you first arrive at the campground. Forester John Byrd will give us an update on what is happening at Shimek. Then he and Work Day Coordinator Neal Hartman will assign work day tasks, volunteers will sign liability forms ( if needed) and volunteer log. After a morning of work, all will return to the Lower Campground at noon to report back on progress, then rest a while with friends. Bring a sack lunch (if you like), water provided. Don't forget your blaze orange Friends of Shimek work vest if you have one. There will be some loaners available to identify all of us as volunteers. Remember—no previous volunteer experience necessary.
Please RSVP to FOS by email FOShimek@gmail.com so we have an idea of who is coming and what you are bringing for tools and equipment. Since this is a Saturday and likely to be busy, we will NOT take 4 wheelers out on trails. If pouring rain, then the work day may be cancelled. Any change in work day status will be promptly posted on FB and the FOS Blog as well. If there is a change, anyone who has advised us they are coming will be contacted via e-mail or phone.
Primary goals for the day are both campground and trail work. Campground work includes putting chains on some new hitching rails, painting tables where campsites are not in use, clean up of fire pits, campsites and stalls and can and bottle sorting. Trail work needed that can be done on foot or on horseback includes some weedeating/walk behind mowing and replacing sign sheets in the You Are Here signs on the trails, trash/can pick-up and clipping back overgrowth on narrower trails with loppers. Let us know what you want to work on and we will discuss what supplies you might need to bring and what DNR or FOS can supply. Paint and chains will be provided by DNR.
We look forward to having you with us that morning. We will all return to camp at Noon to report back and enjoy our own brown-bag lunches with friends. Water will be provided and we might have a watermelon or two to share that day! Most work is expected to be finished by noon.