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NOV 5, 2016 (SAT) | School Creek Work Day

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1 NOV 5, 2016 (SAT) | School Creek Work Day on Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:46 am

School Creek ORV Park Work Day

WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 | 9:30 AM


The School Creek Off Road Vehicle Association (S.C.O.R.V.A.) in coordination with the USACE, is hosting an official work day at the School Creek ORV Park. Primary focus of the day is clearing the trails. Kim reports there is a lot of chain saw work to be performed.

If you want to help, show up around 9:30 or later to be part of small crews heading out in all directions to clear trails. A typical crew will be 2 or 3 people with one chainsaw. Those who are comfortable take turns running the saw while the others throw the limbs off the trail.

A work day in 2012.

It sounds like Kim, David, and the SCORVA folks have been very busy at the park this year! Read her reply below to learn about the enhancements being made.

Kim of SCORVA wrote:Howdy.

Yes, I am putting the word out for a trail clean-up day at the park. At this time we are setting it for November 5th with a start time around 9:30 am.

David Piercy and I have have been busy out there with new up grades that have not been done since the park's inception. At the beginning of the year we dropped and cleared out all of the trees and brush along the north side of the roadway as you come into the park, pulled all existing t-posts and wire fencing.Then put in close to 4000' of new t-posts and barbless wire.

We have a concrete pad now set in the west side parking lot for what will be a covered picnic table/shelter and around the first of the year we will be installing a new loading ramp....busy, busy, busy!!!

As you know this year has been a very wet one and has caused numerous trees to become up rooted and fallen over anywhere near areas that were totally saturated. There are numerous trails throughout the park with downed trees and limbs needing to be cut back. Chainsaws, loppers, or handsaws will do the job.
I visualize groups of two or three (one power tool per group) and send out in all directions....every line needs to be looked at and cleared; made passable.

I'm putting the word out on the Forward Motion site along with a call list that I will be going down this coming week.
Any and All help is greatly appreciated.

Thank You, Kim.

THANKS! I know folks have a lot going on, so if you can help, it will be appreciated by all who ride the trails! Very Happy

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2 Re: NOV 5, 2016 (SAT) | School Creek Work Day on Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:28 pm

I plan to help clear trails this Saturday. Any of you thinking about coming out, too? Cool

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3 Re: NOV 5, 2016 (SAT) | School Creek Work Day on Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:01 pm

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A few of us are off to Oklahoma on Thursday morning . Sorry!

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4 Re: NOV 5, 2016 (SAT) | School Creek Work Day on Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:03 pm

bryan wrote:A few of us are off to Oklahoma on Thursday morning . Sorry!
Cool that you'll be out riding, though! Have a great time. This is primo riding weather time. Cool

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5 Re: NOV 5, 2016 (SAT) | School Creek Work Day on Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:17 pm

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6 Work Day Follow-Up on Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:13 am

WORK DAY REPORT:

We had a total of 7 workers. 2 guys well over 70, Kim with her bad hip, Quinton & his young son, Kyle (kc), and me.

While Quinton & his son were on their spirit quest alone hand-sawing cedar branch face-slappers, the rest of us focused on a just a few really big trees that had blocked multiple trails--including 2 main arteries. Kyle & I spent over 2 hours clearing just one tree--it was HUGE. When we first walked up on the mess, it kind of deflated our spirits a bit. Kyle mentioned that we really needed one of those huge saws the forest service has. However, we attacked it the same way you eat an elephant--one bite at a time. Kyle ran his saw the whole day while I tried to keep up dragging the limbs away. We had to team up 2 & 3 people to roll the huge trunk logs off the trail. Because of the size of the trunk, we were forced to cut it many times to get down to pieces we could actually move.

I want to recognize Kim Jackson & David Piercy of S.C.O.R.V.A. Kim has worked hard for many years to keep School Creek ORV area operational. I especially want to give a shout out to David. I think he said he is 73 years old and has been coming to School Creek for over 40 years. This man is retired and dedicates hundreds of hours to maintaining the area--many times completely by himself. He is a wizard with a chainsaw and can outwork many folks half his age.

Also, David let Kyle and I ride his Rokon! What a cool little tractor/motorcycle. David has it rigged up with a front rack that carries 2 chain saws and all the fixin's.

At the end of the day Kyle and I enjoyed 60 to 90 minutes of riding and, despite being nearly exhausted, I had a great time. We found the trails cleared by Quinton & son--it was nice not to have cedar branches dragging across our faces for a bit!

Despite being a small crew, we made a huge impact in opening trails back up. Cool

I'll post on here if/when I hear of another work day.

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7 Re: NOV 5, 2016 (SAT) | School Creek Work Day on Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:14 pm

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Troy, thanks for your dedication and efforts. We're looking forward to meeting up again sometime soon to share in fulfilling our commitment to our riding family and friends.

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