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Love Colorado’s trails? Here’s how to volunteer for cleanup days to give some love back – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-06-15 16:52:10 –

It’s no secret that Coloradans love their way. This summer, you can return your love to the trail on a volunteer cleaning day.

Here are some organizations where you can use your helping hand.

Colorado Trail Foundation Volunteers

Every summer, we welcome the Colorado Trail Foundation’s volunteer crew to support trail maintenance and improvement projects. Volunteers camp near the trails, eat together, meet like-minded outdoor enthusiasts, and work side by side to improve the trails.

The Colorado Trail Foundation organizes weekly crews, weekend crews, and occasionally daily crew cleanups.

To learn more about volunteering with the Foundation click here Alternatively, please contact the Colorado Trail Foundation office (303-384-3729 or ctf@coloradotrail.org).

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Trail Crew

CPW Trail Crew membership is open to volunteers of all skill levels who enjoy improving the state’s outdoor space, but work often involves difficult manual labor.

Project times vary from one day to several days, typically 4 to 8 hours. This usually happens between May and October.

For more information on volunteering at CPW, click here..

Outdoor Colorado Volunteer

The VOC volunteer season runs from April to October, providing opportunities for individuals and groups. No experience or long-term effort is required.

Founded in 1984, VOC is Colorado’s oldest outdoor stewardship non-profit organization. This time, the group has completed more than 1,300 outdoor projects and worked with 125,000 volunteers throughout the state.

For more information on VOCs click here..

Colorado Fourteens Initiative

If you enjoy dating in the highlands, CFI welcomes your help.

Projects that use CFI include:

  • Building a new summit trail in a sustainable location
  • Unplanned trail closure and greening
  • Performing annual maintenance on frequently used trails

Volunteers can also participate in hiker education and outreach to educate visitors on how to practice Leave No Trace and how to keep the alpine environment safe.

You can know in detail, click here..

Cleaning the bike path of the Vail Pass (June 18)

The town of ECO Trail and Vail will be hosting a Family Cleanup Day from 8am to 12:30 pm on June 18th to clean up the iconic bike path of the Vail Pass. All volunteers receive lunch and commemorative socks. Safety vests and garbage bags will be provided, but participants must bring gloves, water and sunscreen.

The group will meet at the Lions Head Welcome Center in the East Lions Head Circle at 8 am on June 18. The bus will drop off volunteers in small groups along the trail, and after a few hours everyone will be picked up and taken to the Black Lakes area. Near the top of the pass for lunch. The bus then returns the volunteers to the Lions Head multi-storey car park.

Want to add your organization to this list? Send an email to stephanie.butzer@thedenverchannel.com.



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