Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Santa Clara County Parks
May 20-22, 2016
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Almaden Quicksilver has a rich history of over 135 years of mining activity in its 4,000 acres, and currently has over 500 plants, and serpentine rock throughout the park. 5 minutes away is Calero Park, which offers a spectacular late spring displays of wildflowers and breathtaking views of southern Santa Clara County and the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountain Range.
V-O-Cal will be re-routing a section of, and upgrading longer stretches of, the New Almaden Trail in Almaden Quicksilver Park, and helping with new rock work in Calero. Come for a weekend to remember!
5pm - Registration and camping opens
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.
6:15pm - Dinner and entertainment.
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.
- Water, sun hat, and sunscreen. You will NOT be allowed on the trail without a water container.
- Bathing suit for swimming in the river
- 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.
- Insect repellent or Mesh insect hat, 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.
- 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.
HYDRATION/SUN EXPOSURE: The work site is exposed and it may be HOT. Wear a sun hat! Please drink plenty of water throughout the work day. If you feel tired or weak, let your crew leader know and take a break.
POISON OAK: There is a risk of exposure to poison oak at at the work site. 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. 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.