LATINO CONSERVATION WEEK 2017 in Fort Ord

Event:  Volunteer Trail Maintenance at Fort Ord National Monument
Sponsor:  Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association (MORCA) and FORT Friends
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time:  9 AM to 2 PM, including picnic lunch for volunteers
Location:  Meet at Creekside Terrace Trailhead at Fort Ord National Monument, off of Portola Drive, Salinas, CA. Volunteers will caravan in cars to the work site.
Description:  Trail trimming, raking and sand removal with hand tools.  Wear covered shoes, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat, and sunglasses.  Bring light gardening tools.  Heavier tools, water, snacks and lunch will be provided by MORCA.  Poison oak could be along the trails.
Cost:  Free
Other:  Please sign up on the MORCA website at:  http://morcamtb.org/trails/trail-work/
Contact:  Henrietta Stern; email fortfriends.prez@gmail.com  831/373-1907

Event:  Guided Run/Hike at Fort Ord National Monument
Sponsor:  Salinas Valley Elite Running Club and FORT Friends
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time:  6 PM
Location:  Meet at Badger Hills Trailhead at Fort Ord National Monument, off of Highway 68 across from Toro Café, Salinas, CA
Description:  Running club members will lead a run/hike on Fort Ord dirt trails with distances ranging from 3 to 6 miles and the pace from easy to fast.  Snacks will be provided.
Cost:  Free
Contact:  Christopher Zepeda, Head Coach
831.755.6845 Office | 530.966.3417 Cell | 831.755.6831 Fax
czepeda@hartnell.edu | www.hartnell.edu

Event:  Volunteer “Be Kind to Fort Ord National Monument” Trail Cleanup
Sponsor:  Salinas Valley Elite Running Club and FORT Friends
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time:  11 AM to 2 PM
Location:  Meet at either (1) Badger Hills Trailhead at Fort Ord National Monument, off of Highway 68 across from Toro Café, Salinas, CA … or (2) Creekside Terrace Trailhead at Fort Ord National Monument, off of Portola Drive, Salinas, CA
Description:  Running club members will lead a trail cleanup walk leaving from either the Badger Hills or Creekside Terrace trailheads, with emphasis on Toro Creek.  Snacks will be provided.
Cost:  Free
Contact:  Christopher Zepeda, Head Coach
831.755.6845 Office | 530.966.3417 Cell | 831.755.6831 Fax
czepeda@hartnell.edu | www.hartnell.edu



ADOPT A PICNIC TABLE AT FORT ORD'S "LIGHTFIGHTER LZ" PICNIC GROUNDS

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​Hey Fort Ord trail users! If you've participated in events or rested at the "Lightfighter LZ" picnic grounds at the base of Trail 42 (Redrock), you now that the ancient picnic tables are in decrepit condition. To avoid future splinter, here's a chance to do something about it!


                                                                             Fort Ord Recreation Trails (FORT) Friends, a 501c3 non-profit, is teaming up with                                                                              the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to enable you, your friends, or your                                                                                        hike/bike/ ride group to adopt one or more of the 21 tables that need to be                                                                                    replaced. Each table costs $549. BLM is willing to place a tag at the end of                                                                                  each table that says "Donated by" or "In memory of" your honoree. Five new                                                                              tables have already been funded to date.

          


BLM has asked FORT Friends to coordinate the Adopt a Table effort. If you or your group wish to purchase a table and be recognized with a tag, it would be best to write a $549 check to FORT Friends for each table with a memo that says "Trailhead Fund/Picnic Table" and indicate who the donor is, or who is being honored (20 character limit). If you want a written receipt (donation is fully tax deductible). please provide contact information. 


If you wish to easily contribute to this cause, visit the FORT Friends website to donate any amount securely via PayPal. Choose the "BLM Trailhead Maintenance Fund" option in the lower half of the donation page


Together, we can transform the picnic grounds for the benefit of all! Thanks in advance for your generosity. For questions, contact Henrietta Stern at fortfriends.prez@gmail.com.



​NEW TRAIL & DOG RULES ENACTED
To help reduce conflicts, protect wildlife and livestock on Fort Ord, and ensure public safety, the Bureau of Land Management issued new dog management regulations. Under the plan, dogs will have established off-leash opportunities on clearly marked roads. Dogs must be on leash in all other areas at all times. 

"We believe this plan strikes a balance with the requests by dog owners for some off-leash opportunities while reducing safety hazards, impacts to wildlife and conflicts with other uses," said Monument Manager Eric Morgan.

Over six miles of off-leash segments are located on Guidotti Road, Skyline Road, and Oilwell Road near Badger Hills, and Engineer Canyon Road, Old Reservation Road and Sandy Ridge Road near Creekside Terrace. All segments are marked by signs.

BLM listened to users of the national monument and considered issues such as munitions hazards, visitation, vegetation, wildlife, and dog codes and ordinances of adjacent jurisdictions

FORT ORD TRAIL RULES | FORT ORD DOG RULES​








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