FSPR Volunteer Service/Activity Description

Restoration/repair of historic properties:

Description: Repair and restore buildings and other structures and man-made features to preserve and protect historic sites on public lands.

1.     Location: San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, specific locations determined in project planning

2.     Time/schedule commitments: Special projects planned and announced in advance, 3 to 4 hour workday or longer depending on project.

3.     Use of government vehicle: Will be operated by government employee to haul loads to landfill.  May ride as passenger in government vehicle.

4.     Use of personal vehicle: For volunteerŐs personal transportation to work site.

5.     Tools and equipment:  Power tools, hammers, drills, and other construction equipment. Ground cloth, goggles, mask and hard-hat.  May work near or around heavy equipment.

6.     Personal tools and equipment: Gloves and personal protective clothes and footwear.  Drinking water and food.

7.     Skills and abilities needed: Construction and restoration techniques appropriate to historic sites and structures. Walking on natural terrain, operating power tools, use of hammers, drills, and other construction equipment. Picking up and carrying heavy or cumbersome supplies and other loads.

 Training and certifications: Historic preservation methods and prior experience. Recognizing potential hazards encountered in construction sites and operating power tools. Lifting and carrying heavy loads and tools.

8.     Level of physical activity: Moderately strenuous due to walking, picking up and carrying awkward loads.

9.     Hazards or risks: Walking outdoors on natural terrain, uneven and rough ground, sometimes in remote locations.  Potential cuts and punctures, potential pathogens, hazardous materials.  Hazardous materials will be reported to BLM representative on site, and will not be handled or removed by volunteers. Encounters with stinging and biting insects, wildlife, allergens (dust, pollen).  Encounters with undocumented immigrants, drug smugglers, hunters.