Twin Lakes Recreation Area
Mar 6, 2021, 5:00 AM
Mar 7, 2021, 5:00 PM
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The Bureau of Land Management has requested volunteer assistance in removing several miles of fencing on BLM land impacted by the Whitney Fire in 2020. Meeting time will be arranged as we get a little closer to the work date (no need to be there at 5am!). This will be a Saturday/Sunday work project. We'll meet on Saturday morning, work for several hours on the fencing removal (all road accessible, although I expect we'll be walking instead of driving as we do the work). We'll stop late-afternoon and set up a car camp, hang out, and possibly go for a hike (if you'd rather just join as a day trip, just please communicate those plans in advance so I know how many to expect each day of the project). On Sunday we'll resume work unless we finished everything on Saturday, in which case we'll go for a hike instead! Crew size is limited to 5 for now, facemasks must be available for anytime we need to be in close proximity, and social distancing will be expected of the crew. Dress for potentially very dirty work since this is a fire-impacted project and there may be muddy conditions. Every participant should be up-to-date on tetanus vaccines, have leather work gloves and safety glasses, and bring a daypack with the 10 essentials. I've never actually done this type of project before so I'm a little uncertain what types of tools will be best: if you have access to crow bars, wire cutters, sturdy hammers, etc., please bring them! I'll have an assortment of tools, too, and we'll figure out what works. Please no carpooling outside your own household and no food sharing due to ongoing Covid-19 safety concerns; plan to be self-contained for the weekend. RSVP required; please email to be added to the list (website notifications are broken, so please do email to make sure you are on the list!).