Rasor Road Improvement Project, SATURDAY, SEPT. 25, 2010

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Rasor Road Improvement Project

SATURDAY, SEPT. 25, 2010

· Check-in will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the Beacon Station located at 66150 Rasor Rd., Baker, CA 92309
· Volunteer crews will work from 8:00 AM until lunch time
· All participants will be served lunch and the first 200 volunteers will receive a public lands day t-shirt

Projects will consist of erecting a trash fence along public land adjacent to the Beacon Station, cleaning up the public land along Rasor & Basin Rd., installing interpretive signs & maps on information kiosks, and signing the OHV boundary.

Please register by September 17, 2010

Sponsored by:

Bureau of Land Management, Barstow Field Office, The Recreation Trails Program through the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, and National Environmental Education Foundation
Call Rose Beardshear at (760) 252-6011 or Rose_Beardshear@ca.blm.gov for more information.

Directions to site (map below):

[FONT=’Verdana’,’sans-serif’]From I-15 North, exit Rasor Rd. about 12 miles south of Baker, CA. The staging area is in the dirt lot adjacent to the Beacon Station located at 66150 Rasor Rd., Baker, CA 92309. [/FONT]

[FONT=’Verdana’,’sans-serif’]From I-15 North, exit Barstow Rd. Travel north on Barstow Rd. for approx. 1/2 mile. Turn right into the parking lot of the Desert Discovery Center at 831 Barstow Rd. [/FONT]

We suggest you wear long pants, work boots, hat, and sunscreen. Bring work gloves and plenty of water bottles.

Project 1: General Cleanup along Basin and Rasor Rd.

Objective:Remove trash along Basin and Rasor Rd.

Tasks:Pick up trash along Basin and Rasor Rd. Dumpsters will be placed at the Beacon Station and at the kiosk on Basin Rd. The work consists of picking up scattered household trash, broken glass, and discarded yard waste.

Requirements:Participants can expect to walk on uneven ground. Bending and lifting is required. Pickup trucks are recommended for driving to the site and for hauling trash to a central location.

Project 2: Erect a trash fence along public land adjacent to the Beacon Station

Objective:Erect a t-post fence that will catch the trash that blows from Beacon Station onto public land along Rasor Rd.

Tasks:T-posts will be erected using post pounders and fencing material will be attached using hand tools.

Requirements: Volunteers will be working along uneven terrain. Work will require some knowledge of fencing.

Project 3: OHV Boundary Signing

Objective: Remove old carsonite boundary markers and install new markers along the west and south boundary of the Rasor OHV Area.

Tasks:Install new carsonite boundary markers and remove old markers along the west and south boundary of the Rasor OHV Area.

Requirements:Carsonite signs will be placed with an auger truck and hand-held pilot hole drivers and pounders. Previous experience in sign placement will be useful.

Project 4: Install interpretive signs and maps on information kiosks

Objective:Install a map, rules & regulations, and interpretive signs on metal kiosks that will provide visitor information about the area and the resources in the Rasor OHV Area.

Tasks: Install signs on the existing metal kiosks along Rasor and Basin Roads that will include a map of the area, rules & regulations, and interpretive information of the area.

Requirements: Bending and reaching will be required to post signs on the kiosk. Hand tools will be used to secure the signs in place.

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