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KCFDC Courses => Blue Valley => Topic started by: jack on July 16, 2012, 03:53:53 PM

Title: Volunteers needed: Help water Blue Valley trees!
Post by: jack on July 16, 2012, 03:53:53 PM



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On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 3:08 PM CDT Heidi Retherford wrote:

>As the drought continues in the Kansas City area, we have an urgent need to
>continue watering the small trees that were planted last fall at Blue Valley
>Park. Even established trees are dropping leaves and withering in this heat.
>Younger trees that are still developing their root system will not make it
>through the summer without some assistance. We will be meeting again at Blue
>Valley Park this coming Thursday, July 19, at 7:30 a.m. Anyone who can come lend
>a hand would be greatly appreciated. Please bring water buckets (2-5 gallon) if
>you have them. If you can't make this date but can assist another day of the
>week, please let us know.
>
>Thank you,
>
>Heidi Retherford, MMN
>Burroughs Audubon Society
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: Mike Hyzer on July 16, 2012, 04:55:00 PM
I will be there bright and early with my 4-wheeler and a couple Homer buckets. Let's get a small group together and play a round afterward. Anyone interested, post up!
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: Mike Hyzer on July 18, 2012, 05:09:03 PM
Anyone else planning to come help water some trees in the morning?
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: marshal on July 18, 2012, 07:03:09 PM
If my other plans fall through I'll try to make it out! I have a couple buckets.
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: Mike Hyzer on July 18, 2012, 07:20:32 PM
If my other plans fall through I'll try to make it out! I have a couple buckets.

Have you ever been up that early? ;D

Hope to see ya out there dude.
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: marshal on July 18, 2012, 10:13:06 PM
When it's this hot, yes. But u would usually be correct ;D
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: Utz on July 19, 2012, 12:04:51 AM
Jack n' Mike, thanks for the tree-love. I'll be at work, in the a/c thinkin' of you guys.
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: Mike Hyzer on July 19, 2012, 08:22:34 AM
Well, thanks to nobody else from the KCFDC for showing up. You guys suck donkey  balls. Yeah, yeah, I got work and family and a house to take care of, too... ::)
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: twoDornottwoD on July 19, 2012, 10:15:26 AM
this is why the trees at cliff will be waiting for my return with my 65 gallon tank.   :-\  thanks for the effort at bv khyzer.  8)
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: CD on July 19, 2012, 10:23:53 PM
Ditto on the "Thanks Kyzer"!
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: Mike Hyzer on July 20, 2012, 10:18:16 AM
Yeah, yeah, yeah. What's funny is, if someone posts "I'm playing a round tomorrow morning at (insert course here)", I'll bet that person gets a minimum 3-4 guys out to play that round. But oh, post something 3 days in advance about doing a little work, and it's like f'n crickets chirping. Nobody. So what ends up happening? Only one guy from the club shows up, leaving four middle-aged-to-elderly folks from the Audubon Society to carry buckets of water in the hundred-degree heat to water trees on YOUR disc golf course. Hope you enjoy it, douchebags.

I swear, it's like 1% of the club puts in the work, and carries the other 99% (USERS) on their backs. It's always the same 3,4, or 5 guys per course at the most. Perhaps the majority thinks that their $20 dues is all it takes to make it work, and so that's all they owe or are willing to give. Whatever.

This is not directed at anyone in particular, but instead of "thank you", it'd be nice to see some new faces for a change when there's work to be done.
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: Utz on July 20, 2012, 10:22:21 AM
They make a delicious Decaf coffee out there bro.  ???

Title: Re: water help please
Post by: Mike Hyzer on July 20, 2012, 10:39:39 AM
Is the brand name "STFU"? ;) ;D
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: rickrose2007 on July 20, 2012, 10:44:05 AM
Is the brand name "STFU"? ;) ;D

Wow all this hatred LOL I would be up for helping but when it's 730am on a weekday, most normal people are either getting ready for work or already at work. I have no problem breaking a sweat. If you ever need any help from a "younger" guy on the weekends give me some notice!
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: Utz on July 20, 2012, 10:44:33 AM
Yes, its perfect for you :D "Still Totally Fvcked Up" STFU!

<3 you brah. geez.
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: marshal on July 20, 2012, 03:28:48 PM
Do they need constant watering?  I can water at random times or when/if I go play there. 
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: Mike Hyzer on July 20, 2012, 03:55:19 PM
Once a week would be a ideal, but there are a couple hundred trees that need a bucket each. It's not gonna be possible without help from Mother Nature, I'm afraid. My guess is that the vast majority of these small seedlimgs won't make it. Heck, even the 3 bald cypress trees on #1 are all but dead, and they were larger trees.

The fact is, these parks are all going to be pastures in a few years if more trees aren't planted and cared for. The large mature trees are all at the end of their life cycles, which is why we seem to lose one every time it storms real good. Hopefully it will rain a few times in the coming weeks, and these small seedlings will have a chance to establish themselves.
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: ekolk on July 21, 2012, 12:10:34 AM
It's good to see Hyzer back with his usual rants, and he brings up an excellent point. It is 3 to 5 guys/gals who generally do all the work at any given course. They do this on their time and sometimes dime. To some degree it's just a fact of organizations; a small number of people, say 20%, cause the vast majority of problems, and similarly, a small number of people do the vast majority of work. The name for this slips my mind on this Friday night. Regardless of what it's called, Mike has a valid point. Maybe the timing for this watering event was poor for the vast majority, yet we can all still be involved.


Many may not know it but the KCFDC is one of the largest disc golf clubs in the country, and hence the world. I hear lots of gripes about the club, the board, the courses, the tournaments, and so on. Well, you want it, so let's work together to change it. The KCFDC BoD has worked hard to create a culture of greater transparency  which is moving away from the old model of two or three individuals doing all the work  and delegating responsibilities to general membership, BoD members (all nine), and course coordinators in an effort to be  more proactive in our behavior. We invite more participation from general membership in all aspects of the organization and disc golf in general.

All of us have a course, a cause, or community we love for whatever reason. What can you do to make it better? Help benefit others? Educate others about your passion? The KCFDC wants to help make that happen. Even if Mike does bad mouth us every chance he gets, it's because he loves the game and the community.

Next Board meeting second week of August. 
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: Mike Hyzer on July 21, 2012, 09:07:09 AM
I'm just lamenting the pathetic turnouts for anything involving work, Eric. The only folks I'm bad mouthing are the users who know who they are.
Title: Re: water help please
Post by: jack on July 30, 2012, 02:01:46 PM
We didn't get any rain and the daily temperatures are still close to 100 or above, so we need to continue the watering of the small trees at Blue Valley Park.

We will meet at the main shelter house on Thursday Aug 2 between 7:30 and 8 a.m. We should be finished by about 10 a.m. before the temperature gets really hot. Anyone who can come lend a hand would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you can help.

Thanks to Bill Fessler we now have the use of a large water tank mounted on a trailer. The tank does not have a long hose but we will be able to take the tank close to the trees, fill the buckets and hand carry them the short distance to the trees.

I am going to clean up the list of e-mails the watering messages are being sent to. If you do not want to receive these messages please sent me an e-mail requesting that your e-mail address be removed.

Paul

--Paul Habiger Kansas City, M
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Will be needing more hELP.....New job won't allow me to be there...