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Skyline Wilderness Park
Napa, CA
October 22-24, 2010

Manzanita

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Project Background
When the Moore Creek project originally on the schedule ran into some permitting challenges, the folks in Napa asked us to consider a different park -- and after a beautiful afternoon hike to look at the proposed project at Skyline Wilderness Park, it is a go! We will follow the theme of the fall and build two separate re-routes to improve safety and reduce erosion on a multi-use trail in the park. Alternating between creekside and vista points, this project has a lot to offer! With disk golf and archery ranges near camp, we are working on some challenges for those who have some energy left after the work day.

Level of Effort
Manual Labor: mixed

Camping Camping is open to volunteers Friday and Saturday nights. Food is also provided for volunteers from breakfast Saturday through lunch Sunday. While camping is optional and participants are able to participate for one day, this will be a unique opportunity to relax after the work day and camp in a festive atmosphere with other volunteers.
We will be camping on the grassy expanse near the Social Hall. (If it is wet, we will eat inside.)

Carpooling, Public transportation and Parking
As always, we encourage participants to carpool. More information about carpool options will be posted soon. If you need a ride, or have space in your car, please try and carpool.

Map (Driving Directions will be added soon)

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Schedule
Friday
5pm - Registration and camping opens
Saturday
7:30am - Registration, light breakfast, and lunch prep begin.
8am - Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Project begins.
12:30pm - Break for lunch on trail.
3:30pm - Head back to camp.
4pm - Drinks, appetizers and socializing. Showers available.
5:30pm - Dinner and entertainment.
Sunday
8am - Registration, hot breakfast, and lunch prep.
8:30am - Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Project begins.
11:30am - Break for lunch on trail.
1:30pm - Head back to camp to pack gear and truck.
2pm - Celebrate the work and say goodbyes.

What to bring and wear
For your safety and protection from hazards, please be prepared with the following items:

  • Water, sun hat, and sunscreen. You will not be allowed on the trail without a water container.
  • Plates, utensils, coffee mug and a cup.
  • Work Gloves (if you do not have work gloves V-O-Cal can provide a pair to use).
  • Sturdy shoes or boots with tread. Working in sandals or open-toed shoes will not be permitted.
  • Day pack to carry water and lunch.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent, allergy medicine, etc.
  • A change of clothes for each work day and for lounging at camp to minimize the spread of poison oak.
  • IF CAMPING: bring a tent, sleeping bag, folding chair, flashlight, and other camping gear. A coffee mug is also necessary. Also bring a change of clothes.

    Meals
    V-O-Cal provides all meals for volunteers from breakfast Saturday through lunch Sunday. Vegetarian options are available for all meals.

  • Please bring your own reusable plates, coffee mug, cups and utensils. To minimize waste from our projects, we ask that you bring your own dishes. Hot water and soap are provided.
  • A continental breakfast is served Saturday morning.
  • Lunch is prepared before hitting the trails. You break for lunch on the trail around 12:30.
  • Please arrive at camp by 7:40am to register, eat breakfast and prepare your lunch.
  • Appetizers and beverages will be available at 4pm after the work day on Saturday. Dinner will follow at 6:15pm.
  • Hot breakfast is served Sunday.

    Hazards
    HYDRATION/SUN EXPOSURE: The work sites for both days have mixed conditions - much in the shade but a couple of sections are exposed to full sun. Who knows what the weather will be like, so please come prepared for a variety of weather conditions.
    POISON OAK: There are stands of poison oak scattered throughout the project, so you should definitely come prepared. As always, please let us know if you are particularly sensitive so we can assign you to an area with a lower exposure risk. Have your crew leader point some out to you if you don't know what it looks like. Clean with Tecnu after the workday and be cautious when handling your dirty clothes.
    SNAKES: Snakes are present on the property! It may be cool enough by late October that we won't see them, but use caution when walking the trails and when picking items up off the ground.
    TICKS: Ticks are always a hazard so it is important to check during and after the project.
    SHARP TOOLS: Please listen to your crew leaders tool safety talk and observe proper tool use throughout the day.

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