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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Badge, way cool, let's see a pc' of it. Laughing
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s4xton
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have rather specific instructions for it's use. They don't want you to use it for anything other than official business.

Not only that, I've seen Junior High hall passes that look more official than this piece of crap.

I'm more interested in getting my map and getting to work in Marine on Saint Croix!

-Aaron
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sui generis
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got mine too. I have been approved for the Saint Paul SW quad. I will also be doing the same area for firewise.
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got mine for White Bear Lake West yesterday. Like s4xton looking forward to getting started.
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll bet the NMC is having a real wonder about how all of the interest in this area started all of the sudden.

So tell me did you get a nice shinnie gold or silver badge? Next you need some official ID for the car so you can park illegally and go after those caches hehe.

No seriously, I'll be doing the Farmington quad. It will be interesting to see exactly what they want us to collect data on.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My packet (with badge) came in the mail on Friday.

Thanks for the tip on the NMC s4xton!
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sui generis
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It will be interesting to see exactly what they want us to collect data on.


Go to the web site and look at the volunteer guide. It has a list of facilities they want recorded.
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

arenas armories auditoriums capitols city halls community centers concert halls courthouses EMS stations firehouses grain elevators grange halls hospitals houses of worship (churches, synagogues, temples, etc.) jails and prisons (federal, state, county, and local) law enforcement offices (federal, state, county, and local) libraries medical centers memorials museums observatories outdoor theaters post offices radio/ television facilities (broadcast)--Provide the call letters railroad stations schools (public or private school, college, or university) sewage disposal plants substations supreme court town (township) halls towers (communication, lookout, water, etc.)

You could take this from an aerial map with greater precision.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:
You could take this from an aerial map with greater precision.

I'm sure they are using aerial maps as part of their research. Because some objects might be newer than what they have on their aerial maps they probably want confirmation but then again, I am just speculating Smile
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With gas so high you would think. My aerials were shot 4/14/02. You only to need drive to a few.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:
With gas so high you would think. My aerials were shot 4/14/02. You only to need drive to a few.

That's why they have volunteers doing this Wink Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And don't forget to keep a log of all the miles you drive doing this. Since you are volunteering for the federal government the mileage is tax deductable.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my map today! Just in time for snow.
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sui generis
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my map as well!
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine showed up as well!
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