NWWTF Drinker Project 2017

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  1. ilovesprig

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    Met with Jeff Welles (CNF biologist), Kevin Vella (NWTF biologist), Paul Conner (NWTF SoCal chapter pres), Nick (NWTF regional director), and a number of other volunteers (Cal, Keith, Gary, Justin) this morning.

    Picked up drinker from the Pine Valley fire station and headed up the mountain to the predetermined location.....After about an hour of digging, we had the hole dug for the drinker....Redid pipe from old spring coming out of the mountain.....Hooked it up and after about 2 hours, we had water going into the drinker....This project was funded by NWTF and a grant from our DFW upland game bird stamp money.

    This is our 1st project of this kind....If you guys have location in the CNF that may use a drinker for wildlife, please let me know.....I know someone.....lol

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  2. bajaandy

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    That's a pretty slick design. Does the curved top increase surface area for collecting precipitation? Or is it to mitigate splash out? In any case, pretty cool. Nice work.

    On Edit: Never mind. Looked it up. Manufacturer says dome top is to discourage larger animals from walking on the top of it.
     
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  3. Snake Charmer

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    Too all involved, Thanks to you. Its a great thing in my opinion. On the other side of the coin I'm sure that there are others that would oppose this sort of thing for many reasons. I would keep this on the down low and stay out of the uninformed folks firing line. I gotta believe that the anti troll's patrol these kind of websites to pick fights and we all know how that ends up. Stupid laws that make no sense according to science. Need I say more....
     
  4. Gspman

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    Awesome thanks for that. Im sure you have LOTS of help but if you ever need any type of help let me know.
     
  5. Bonejour

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    Very cool. Love the low rim and the ramp for the young and smaller animals to access the water.


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    Thank you for your hard Work, I am always willing to help, I wish I would have known about it.
     
  7. ilovesprig

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    Just watch SCH (open discussion forum).....I normally post all work parties, banquets, and fund raisers here.

    ps.....If you'll click on "Recent Posts" daily, you'll see anything that's new posted....Regardless of what forum work parties and such are posted in.
     
  8. ilovesprig

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    Update......Got this picture from Jeff Wells, CNF senior biologist today.....The drinker is full.

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  9. bajaandy

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    Look at that! Now that's a cool sight to see. Gratifying to see your hard work doing what it's supposed to do.
     
  10. nicapopolis

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    Is that a year round spring Steve? Any pictures of how the pipe catches the water uphill? I have seen a few different styles.

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  11. ilovesprig

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    Nick,

    This was probably a cattle drinker or water source for an old miner back in the day (we found old planks in the ground).....It comes off a mountain in a 1" pipe.....Jeff said it never went dry, even in the drought....The problem was the seep was pretty much being sucked up in the dirt....Pipe was broke too.

    I would really like to put one in a drier area and supply the water source.
     

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