From Truchas TU: One more Comanche Creek work event

David Gratson gratz11 at
Wed Aug 29 07:24:44 MDT 2007

The Quivira Coalition is sponsoring one more event on Comanche Creek this
year.  This is an invitation only event.  This workshop is a vital part of
our effort to complete the Comanche Creek 319 EPA Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout
Habitat Restoration Project. It is critical that we complete this project
this fall as the 404/401 permit is due to expire early next year, and just
as importantly, to have the structures in place to take full advantage of
next spring and summer's high water events.

To ensure the successful completion of this project, we need you (and your
strong back!) to help with the installation of the remaining 33 vanes. Five
teams of six people will trim, stage, and install posts for the vanes. These
teams will rotate between two tasks: four team members will "pound posts"
for vanes while two members collect rocks for additional bank support and
assist where needed. The workshop will run from Wednesday, September
19th through
noon on Sunday, September 23, 2007. Partial and day-only attendance is fine
if you cannot join us for the entire workshop. Workdays will proceed as

   - *Wednesday, September 19*: arrival and camp setup starts at noon.
   Post trimming will begin as participants finish setting up their camp.
   - *Thursday, September 20*: Trim posts and deliver to vane
   installation sites.
   - *Friday, September 21*: Teams install 13 vanes
   - *Saturday, September 22*: Teams install 13 vanes
   - *Sunday, September 23*: Teams install 7 vanes and decamp

All participants will receive a Quivira tee shirt and are invited to the
"Pot Luck" dinner Saturday night. In addition to working with other
dedicated conservationists on a very worthwhile restoration project, you
will also have ample opportunity to observe bugling bull elk as they form
their fall herds in the golden aspens of the Valle Vidal. To save your spot
for this workshop, please RSVP Mike Bain by the end of business on Friday,
September 14.

*Michael Bain*

*Project Coordinator*

*The Quivira Coalition*

*1413 Second Street, Suite 1*

*Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505*

*Office: (505) 820 2544*
*Cell: (505) 795-1597*
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