BMORC Call for Volunteers

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By philberesford - Posted on 24 May 2011

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

FYI everybody


Firstly, apologies for the lack of information that we have been sharing with Blue Mountains Riders of late. We understand not everybody has time to browse the website, however, this is always the best source of up to date information.

Apologies for the extreme short notice, however BMORC and NPWS/DECCW have banded together to organise our first joint trail care program in the Blue Mountains, focusing on the single track at the Glenbrook end of the Oaks.

Our initial focus will be on re-vegetation work with the pruning back of over growth impacting trail visibility. Their may also be some scope for drainage works so as to allow water to disperse more readily (TBC).

BMORC reps have been working on this joint event for several weeks, however, some of our volunteers have unfortunately been forced to drop out due to family and work commitments. We are looking for 3 volunteers to assist both Rangers and BMORC reps this Saturday 4th Jun 2011 @ 9am. Meeting at the Glenbrook park gates.

Personal Protective Equipment is a must with sunscreen, hats, gloves and enclosed footwear required.

If you have tools such as a hedger, loopers and secateurs please bring these along. We will have a few spare tools if needed. Note: Please thoroughly wash your tools and remove all traces of plant matter and soils. Treating them in a solution of Metho + water in a 70:30 mix is also recommended so as to minimise the risk of spreading plant and soil borne deceases and or introducing weeds.

If you have not attended a volunteer trail day before, this is an opportunity to meet and discuss IMBA trail basics with our BMORC reps who have attended a number of IMBA Australia workshops and seminars, as well as contributing to what I hope is the first of many collaborative activities with NPWS rangers in the Blue Mountains and surrounds.

Once again apologies for the short notice, please if you are able to attend confirm your interest to me directly via return email prior to Thursday 26 May 2011, or feel free to call and discuss.

With thanks
0404 885 896

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