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Volunteers are welcome February 21, 2015, 10AM - 4PM.
John and the group are having PCA's 36th consecutive Saturday Work Party from 10-4. Randy will be leading a team working in the lodge, sweeping around the cabins and doing general maintenance.
Cider will be on the Coleman and we’ll take a sandwich order for lunch at about 11:30. Join us if you can! Bring a friend, or recruit a student!
We did some more winterizing by sealing two windows from the rain. A small strip of sidewalk that was taken up to repair the sewage line was replaced. In the morning, Kristen Jensen Sullivan brought her De Anza College Environmental Studies Program class by for a tour
General camp clean up.
This was the California Coastal Cleanup day. In support of it, the work party picked up trash in Gazos creek from the camp down to Cloverdale Road. It was nice to see that there was very little trash along most of the creek. Here are some of the finds down near Cloverdale Road.
It was a short work day. In the afternoon, the team was at the Pescadero Art and Fun Faire manning the PCA booth. The Habitats and Creatures were at Table #1 on the left, and the SEA Puzzle was on the right at Table #3, with the whiteboard of names completing it off to that side.
We made progress on at least 4 important areas including finding the water shutoff valve to the lodge, gluing the science lab counter tops, chipping up the brush down by the lake, cleaning and painting more in the utility room, fixing the leaky drain, and cleaning the stainless steel sinks in the utility room.
Thanks to your efforts on the 21st, we resolved an issue with a water leak above the Mt. Camp and completed some serious problem resolution with the backhoe to determine the source of a sewer malfunction. We also cleared out the "Utility Room" behind the Men's/Women's Restroom: cleaned and washed walls; sanded built-in bookcases; sorted out what to keep, what to donate and what to toss; did some major reorganization and made a game plan for next steps.
What a difference a month makes. It was a beautiful warm day and we had a great turn out. Along with the usual crew of John, Mauren, Curt, and Kathleen, we had Randy, Justin, Cuchi, Mary Beth, Scott and Gary. The dry day allowed us to pull everything out of the store room to give it a good cleaning. Kathleen and Curt finished a storage rack in the hardware room and got it organized.
It drizzled almost the whole day. It was nice to finally see rain. It didn't slow us down as we had a number of indoor projects to finish. We put up shelving in the plumbing room and cleaned out the hardware room and started on some racks there.
Maureen's hot cider and a nice fire in the lodge warmed us up when we took a break. It was also a great place to sit for lunch.
It was another beautiful morning at the camp. In the morning, Candy and her husband, Curt, Nick and prepared the cabins for painting and did some general camp clean up. Maureen prepared hot apple cider to keep us warm and a a tasty enchilada spread for lunch. Curt brought the artichoke bread and Mary Beth brought some Mexican sweets.
On this work day, we concentrated on the lab and plumbing rooms. Everything was removed from both locations and the rooms were thoroughly cleaned. We also caulked any holes that we could find that were letting in critters.
We cleaned out and reorganized the office, finished the supply room, organized equipment so that all the plumbing and piping is out of the lab and stored properly, and did some trimming of trails
We spent the morning cleaning up the duff around all the cabins and some of the main buildings. We were that treated to a wonderful chili prepared by Maureen. In the afternoon, we took on the storeroom. We were only able to clean out half of it, but it was the worst half. Mary Beth is the best chair and table scrubber on the planet.
The primary focus this day was to get the building ready for winter. Curt and Scott cleared the roofs while John and Nick installed gutter guards. Two professional carpenters started on weather proofing the doors. A wonderful lunch was provided by Maureen with fresh artichoke bread from Pescadero. Kathleen brought some shelves she had made at home. The day was wrapped up with their installation in the tool room.
We filled the 30 yard dumpster! In our August Work party, eight volunteers made the day at Mountain Camp a weighty success. We cleaned up generally around the area, including several cabins and the space around the lake, and loaded it all in a big dumpster for haul away. Very satisfying and a great effort.