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POST Partners is cooperative effort between the Town of Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Department and residents, business owners, organizations, etc., who wish to contribute to the appearance of their community. Both parties, therefore, commit to each other to perform certain activities for keeping cleaner and safer parks, open space and trails. It is understood that at no time is the safety of any volunteer to be compromised in the performance of any activity associated with this program.
The group, both jointly and severally, acknowledges the hazardous nature of the work and agrees to the following terms and conditions:
Participants in the group agree to obey and abide by all laws and regulations relating to safety and any special terms and conditions that may be required by the Director of Parks and Recreation for a particular parks, open space and trails.
The group shall appoint or select a Group Leader to serve as group spokesperson.
The spokesperson may obtain trash bags and trash grabbers from the Parks and Recreation Department during regular business hours. Special arrangements can be made with the Parks and Recreation Department Volunteer Coordinator to borrow tools, gloves and vests as needed.
When participants are age 18 or younger, the group shall furnish adequate supervision.
The Group Leader will assure that all participants are responsible people.
If the group uses a paid contractor, the group assumes all responsibility for payment of services, and a license number and copy of certificate of insurance, naming the Town as additionally insured, must be provided.
Groups shall perform seasonal maintenance the minimum number of times each year (April – October) as determined by the Parks and Recreation Department and at additional times if requested by the Director of Parks and Recreation. Maintenance shall include, but not limited to, litter pick up, raking leaves, planting and maintaining flowerbeds, mulching, etc.
The group will abide by all policies set forth in the POST Partners program as outlined in the provided POST Partners packet.
If performing litter pickup, the group shall be responsible for placing litter in trash bags furnished by the Parks and Recreation Department. Unused materials and supplies furnished by the Parks and Recreation Department shall be returned to the Department within one week after each cleanup.
The group shall be responsible for prohibiting participants from possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages or drugs while on the adopted section. The Group Leader will discuss safety precautions with participants and assure that the appropriate tools and equipment are used during cleanups.
The group shall be responsible for maintaining a first-aid kit and ensuring that all participants follow all safety standards. One can be borrowed from the POST Partners volunteer coordinator upon request.
The group shall release, relieve, hold harmless and indemnify the Town of Castle Rock and the Parks and Recreation Department, its agents, servants and employees for any and all actions, claims, injuries or lawsuits arising out of or in any way connected to the activities connected with the POST Partners program.
The group shall report to the Parks and Recreation Department any injury incurred by any participant during cleanup activities and any hazard encountered at the adopted site. See additional instructions on incident procedures, incident checklist and incident report. Training will be provided to the Group Leader by the POST Partners Volunteer Coordinator.
The group shall submit a work plan and/or diagram when requested by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Communicate with the volunteer Group Leader via a Town liaison regarding the performance of their regular duties and special workdays.
Coordinate and assist as needed in the completion of any special projects.
Supply materials and/or tools, if necessary and requested
Arrange for the removal and disposal of any litter, trash, leaves and material collected from the adopted site, including recyclable materials.
Supply and install one POST Partners sign with the adopter’s name on it when the adopter has satisfactorily performed the duties stated in this agreement. (Only applicable to BEAR groups).
Provide Parks, Open Space and Trails Guide/Maps to the Eagle Scout and, if needed, maps of the project site location.
Participants are encouraged to submit photos taken at their workdays. The photos will be used to promote the group’s work and the POST Partners program. Each participant has the option to agree to Photo Release terms on the Volunteer Waiver Indemnification Form (listed under “I.” on this form). Photos can be placed on a disk and submitted with your monthly paperwork or can be e-mailed to the Volunteer Coordinator at postpartners@CRgov.com.
Provide POST Partners t-shirts and water bottles upon request.
I have read and understood this statement of commitment for the POST Partners program, and I agree to the terms of participation
Natural Resource Specialist
Colorado Bluebird Project
Parks Maintenance on-call pager number (assistance during your clean-up dates scheduled for the weekends, litter collection, etc.) 303.435.3345
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