Friday, April 27, 2007
If that's not enough to entice you, the picture below is one of numerous great swimming holes near the project....
Get Ready to Swim!!
The valley below Angel's Gap
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Crew Leader, Christine Hoyer Cutting One of Two Locust for Bridge Stringers
What a Professional, Huh?
Occasionally, while onsite, the crew will spend time flagging a relocation and/or doing other tasks to prepare for each projects. On Wednesday for example, the crew headed out to do some prep work for the upcoming Bear Tree Gap project. One task for this particular project, building a small bridge across a water crossing requires we harvest a few trees (black locust (rot resistant wood)) for our stringers. As you can see, the crew was happy to spend some time getting the rust off the ole’ saw skills before the season is in full swing.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Unfortunately, due to the events that unfolded this morning, most people only know
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Aside from updating everyone about our preseason activities this is also a notice that we now have wireless internet available free in the pavilion (it reaches all the way to the picnic table!!).
Now we’re high class!!!
Monday, April 9, 2007
Weekend before last, the Konnarock Steering Committee had its annual meeting. The Committee is made up of both agency and club representatives and is responsible for approving project schedules, proposals, and deciding who gets what. In particular, because the Konnarock Crew is actually two crews that work 12 weeks in the summer the Committee must decide how the crew will spend that 24 weeks. As you might guess, we often have more than 24 weeks worth of proposals each year. Therefore, a majority of the meeting is spent deciding how to “whittle” away proposed weeks to something that fits. In addition, these weeks must present a “fairish” distribution between the SORO clubs (GATC to TEHC) and VARO clubs (MRATC to ODATC) while also taking into account past years with the crew, amount of support given, etc. As you might guess, this isn’t always the easiest of tasks. However, this year proceedings went pretty smoothly; we even got done before lunch (we know what’s important)!!