SUN EXPOSURE | HYDRATION | HYPOTHERMIA Please plan for sun protection, including sun hats, sun block and light long sleeve shirts. Please bring water bottles or a water bladder large enough to hold at least 2 liters of water. 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 are limited areas of poison oak. Have your crew leader point some out to you if you don’t know what it looks like. “Bunny suits” will be provided for those who need extra protection. Clean with Tecnu (which V-O-Cal provides) after the work day, and be cautious when handling your dirty clothes. Always wear gloves when handling tools.
TICKS Ticks are always a hazard so it is important to check during and after the project.
SNAKES Rattlesnakes can be present but likely will be scared away by the large number of volunteers. If you see one, tell your crew leader, and wait until it leaves the area before proceeding.
SHARP TOOLS Please listen to your crew leader’s tool safety talk and observe proper tool use throughout the day.
V-O-Cal is going back to Angel Island! We did a project there in 2007 and it was amazing. The logistics are quite a challenge, but it is worth it. The trails there get constant use and the park maintenance staff can't keep up with the needed maintenance.