Common Outdoor Ground Coordinating Pole Mountain Work Days April 21 and May 5

Release Date: Apr 12, 2018  

Contact: COG Steering Committee, commonoutdoorground@gmail.com

 

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(LARAMIE, Wyo.) April 12, 2018 – Common Outdoor Ground (COG), a community organization in southeast Wyoming, is seeking volunteers to assist with work days on the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest, Sat., April 21 and Sat., May 5.

 

Approximately 15 volunteers are needed each day to assist the U.S. Forest Service in designating dispersed camping locations along Forest Road 700, more commonly known as Vedauwoo Road. The events will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each work day and will involve marking and fencing of designated sites, installation of fire rings at those sites, and possible rehabilitation of old sites.

 

If interested in volunteering on one or both of those days, please send an email to commonoutdoorground@gmail.com or message us on Facebook at ‘Common Outdoor Ground’.

 

Food and drinks will be provided by COG on both days. Additional details will be shared with volunteers prior to the event, such as where to meet, how to dress, and so on.

 

Common Outdoor Ground recently signed a 2018 group volunteer agreement with the Laramie Ranger District to help coordinate volunteers and resources for the two upcoming work days, as well as several other events over the next few months.

 

Additional projects planned with the Forest Service for 2018 include trails work on Pole Mountain and the Platte River Wilderness, shrub planting on Sheep Mountain, and litter clean-up on Pole Mountain.

 

COG has also approached Albany County about the possibility of signing an agreement to do trails work on the Schoolyard section east of Laramie, and future volunteer work on the Pilot Hill acreage once that purchase is finalized.

 

Common Outdoor Ground is a community organization providing volunteer support for sustainability of outdoor spaces in southeast Wyoming. COG wants to partner with existing groups and land managers to work toward common goals. Those commonalities include:

  • Supporting access to public lands and multiple-use of those lands
  • Supporting and expanding opportunities for outdoor recreation
  • Facilitating the organization and training of volunteers/pooled resources
  • Assisting land managers and partner organizations in meeting natural resource objectives
  • Promoting responsible and informed outdoor ethics

 

COG is currently seeking supporters to:

  • Volunteer for some or all projects
  • Contribute money to help obtain nonprofit status, design a website and logo, and to supply volunteer efforts
  • Assist via in-kind contributions, such as food and beverages for volunteer events, grant writing, etc.

 

A COG supporter sign-up form can be found here, http://bit.ly/2sCdv0q.

 

Financial donations can be made to COG here, PayPal.Me/CommonOutdoorGround.