2. Each Creek Crew must have at least one (1) participating adult supervisor who is twenty-one (21) years or older. Individuals aged 5 years through 17 years can participate in Creek Week events if properly supervised by adults, knowing that Creek Crews must provide at least one twenty-one (21) year old adult per ten (10) children under the age of eighteen (18). Close, one-on-one adult supervision is required for children under the age of 8 at all times. Individuals between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty (20) may participate without the supervision of a twenty-one (21) year old, but must work in groups of at least two (2).
3. Each Creek Crew must designate one (1) Crew Leader and one (1) alternate who is twenty one (21) years of age or older. Crew Leaders are responsible for coordinating all cleanup project details with the members of their Creek Crew, property owner (if on private land), and the Registration Coordinator.
4. No one may participate in Creek Week unless they have reviewed all safety information. The Crew Leader shall review the Safety Guidelines at a briefing directly before the start of any cleanup, and a safety video is on the District website. Each Crew member must sign the Risk and Release Form before starting any work.
5. The Crew Leader must pick up supplies provided by the District beginning September 21st at a Designated Staging Location. Supplies may include work gloves, trash bags, tools or collection buckets. The District recommends that each Creek Crew volunteer wear sturdy footwear, long pants and a hat, bring fresh drinking water, wear sunscreen and insect repellant, and carry first aid supplies. (The District does not provide these items.)
6. The Crew Leader must turn in the completed Registration Packet with Documents 2 and 3 (all liability forms must be signed prior to activity) to a Designated Staging Location by October 12th.
7. The District reserves the right to deny or cease any Creek Week participation of any Creek Crew member without cause at any time.
8. The Creek Crew acknowledges that its members, while performing activities in connection with this agreement, are not employees or volunteers of the District. Accordingly, such members shall not be covered by workers compensation or benefits, including but not limited to health insurance, pension benefits, or vacations by the District.
9. The Creek Crew is responsible for the pick-up of all trash and debris in their designated area. The volunteers must place the trash at pre-designated place(s) assigned by the Registration Coordinator.
10. The Creek Crew shall be responsible for all damages to person(s) or property(s) caused by it, its agents, employees or volunteers which may arise from its performance of this Agreement, and shall indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the District from any claim or action brought against the District for reason thereof. As part of this obligation, the Creek Crew shall compensate the District for the time, if any, spent by their respective attorney’s office in connection with such claims or actions at the rates generally prevailing among private practitioners in El Paso and Pueblo Counties for similar services. The Creek Crew’s obligation to indemnify the District as set forth in this Agreement shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.