March 18 River Cleanup: Lessons learned

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March 18 River Cleanup: Lessons learned

Post by gneubauer » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:32 am

We would like to put together a document on lessons learned or Best Practices for the River Clean up.

This event was a big success so we want to not only do it again in the future, but on a larger scale. With this in mind, we would like to give the people how organize future events a heads up on things that worked and what didn't.

This way we are not re-inventing the wheel every time.

All committe members should be able to post replies, if not let me know.

Non-committee members, if you have a comment, you have two options one join the committee, or private message one of the members to post your suggestions.


-greg

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lessons

Post by gneubauer » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:43 am

1. Bring Donuts for Gretchen

2. The Web and grtu-announce email list is a very effective way to get event news out to our members

3. 12 noon to 1:00 p.m finish time is probably the latest we can expect people to work, especially if it is hot and humid. Their is alot of stooping and bending involved.

4. We got a good responce from organizations out side of GRTU to leverage those contacts.

5. Look at recruiting the Winter Texans at Rio and L&L to help with, especially the road work.

6. Max group size for any one area in the river is about five. 4 for the road crews

7. contact the local BSA troops in the area and bike groups who ride River Road.

8. Be cognisant of school holidays. This is very difficult because of the vast area our chapter represents. But since we do most of our activites in the fall, winter months we will need to try to avoid the holidays and breaks as much as possible.

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Post by gneubauer » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:09 am

9. The blaze orange vests were a great publicity tool, and an absolute most for working along the road. We amy want to look at getting warning signs to go out with the road crews.

10. Bill Crumrine billoutdoors@hotmail.com is a GRTU contact for Alamo BSA Council. Contact as early as possible when date is announced.

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