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Volunteer Construction Leader Needed!

We are making excellent progress on the playground project.  The equipment has been ordered, the City is on board to do the heavy work, and now we need to figure out the details of the volunteer part of the construction.  We could use some help to do that.   Do you know someone who is comfortable with tools and construction, who is good at planning ahead, and who'd be willing to help us bring this project to fruition?  Are you that person?  Read on for more details, and if you are interested, get in touch at
The Conservancy has raised the necessary funds for a new playground at Buckingham Pond.  (Thank you to everyone who donated, especially to our major donors: The Lobo Living Trust in memory of Angelo & Victoria Lobo, the Massry Family, the City of Albany, the Bender Family Foundation and Dolores Hamilton).  
In order to stretch our dollars to get the best playground possible, we are planning on a "community build".  That means volunteers will do the lighter work of assembling the playstructures.  City of Albany's Deparment of General Services will do the heavy work including digging footings, pouring concrete, and spreading the engineered wood fiber surface.  Kompan (the playground equipment company) will provide an installer to coordinate and supervise the installation work.
What we need is someone to be the primary contact on our side, who has the time and skills to get to a fine level of detail to coordinate with DGS and plan for the right amount of time and the right number of volunteers.   Ideally that person would be availabe during the build to help ensure that everything goes smoothly.
The planning time is basically now, or soon. We anticipate that the equipment will be delivered around 10/19 or 10/20, and we'll want to do the actual build as soon as possible after that.    (For those who aren't right for the construction leader, but do want to help build our awesome new playgound,  keep an eye on this space, we'll let you know here about dates and times for the build once we get those details worked out.)
Please contact if you think you can help with this effort, or know someone who can.