Adopt-a-Trail Clean-Up Run
9am and Clear Creek Ranger Station in Idaho Springs
We will split into two groups - one group will go to Devils Canyon (easy) and one group will go to Barbour Fork (moderate).
Calendar Sign-up here: https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums...&day=2020-9-19
Some useful materials and requirements:
1) Must wear closed toe shoes
2) Must use gloves
3) Long pants and sleeves highly recommended
4) A bucket or similar sized, easy to carry container to put trash in while walking around
5) Trash bags (normally provided by USFS)
6) All standard personal items, food, water, tools etc
7) Please read the COVID-19 SOP below:
COVID-19 Volunteer Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
Prior to each volunteer day, volunteers must review the screening questions and self-certify:
1. Have you, someone living in your household, someone with whom you have been in close or frequent contact with, or someone you are caring for been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or had any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
2. In the last 14 days, have you or someone living in your household, or someone with you have been in close or frequent contact with, or someone you are caring for returned from, or made a travel connection through a CDC Level 3 or Level 2 country or State Department Level 3 or Level 4 country, for example, China, Korea, Japan, the European Union, and Iran? (reference hyperlinked CDC or State Department websites for updated lists of countries).
3. Do you currently have, or have you had within the last 24 hours, any cold or flu symptoms with a fever greater than 100.4 or acute respiratory distress (e.g., shortness of breath and coughing)?
If a volunteer answers yes to any of the questions above, they will not be allowed to volunteer at this time.
Volunteers must follow the same policies and regulations that apply to Forest Service Employees (in all cases). Specifically related to COVID-19, the following applies:
· Only one person is allowed per vehicle when volunteering. The only exception to this rule is if volunteers are living in the same household.
· Volunteers must wear facial coverings at all times inside Forest Service facilities. Follow any additional safety protocols established for that facility.
· Volunteers must wear facial coverings outside any time social distancing of at least 6 feet cannot be maintained.
Volunteers may supply their own work gloves, face covering and eye protection if they have preferences for specific PPE that meets safety requirements, or if agency shortages would prevent work from being completed. PPE shall not be shared.
· Volunteers should adjust their expectations for response to emergencies, as first responders, City and County dispatch centers may be operating on diminished capacities during this period.
· Volunteers should adjust their expectations for Forest Service and Law enforcement response when reporting violations.
· Do not attempt to enforce or educate any state or county ordinances around COVID-19 (ex: group gatherings, requirements for facial coverings, stay at home orders, etc.)
· Be courteous. Announce your presence to others when passing others to help maintain social distance.
· Stay on trails except to maintain social distance. If you need to maintain social distance while accessing trails, step off the trail and allow others to pass.
· In order to maintain social distancing, do not schedule volunteer activities which cause people to gather in close proximity, such as trailhead ambassadors, VIS, or large group education events.
Risk Assessments Worksheet (RAW):
· Risk Assessments and/or Job Hazard Analyses will be developed by the Forest Service to address COVID-19 and project specific hazards and appropriate mitigation measures. Volunteers must review and sign prior to participating in any volunteer activity.
County Resources for Local COVID-19 Requirements/Restrictions:
Boulder County: https://www.bouldercounty.org/famili...ease/covid-19/
Clear Creek County: https://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/117...19-Coronavirus
Gilpin County: http://www.gilpincounty.org/departme..._health_agency
Grand County: https://www.co.grand.co.us/COVID19
Jefferson County: https://www.jeffco.us/3999/Coronavir...-2019-COVID-19
Larimer County: https://www.larimer.org/health/commu...virus-covid-19 for the latest city information. For updates from the Larimer Office of Emergency Management, https://www.larimer.org/emergency
Weld County: https://www.weldgov.com/departments/...el_coronavirus
Visit www.fs.usda.gov/arp for up-to-date information for possible visitor restrictions or closures in response to trail and forest conditions