Love Our Land: Celebrate CO Public Lands Day With Us!

By Ben Katz 3 years ago

Colorado Public Lands Day

In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a state holiday for our public lands. Colorado Public Lands Day is a day to celebrate how our public lands are central to our economy and our quality of life. Every year, we celebrate on the third Saturday of May. 

The Project: Clean-up and Hike

We will be traveling to a site on top of McClure Pass to remove an illegally built structure. Some photos of the structure are included below. We estimate this process will take approximately 2-3 hours, depending on the number of volunteers we have with us. After the structure removal, we will go for a hike up the Huntsman Ridge Trail. This is one of the areas that would be protected in the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act.

COVID-19 guidelines will be followed for this event.

Use the form below to sign up to volunteer for this project.

We will need volunteers to bring their own gloves, tools, water, and lunch. For questions, please contact Ben Katz at [email protected]

What We Need

We are looking for a group of volunteers willing to help us remove this structure. Work includes removing nails from boards, using a sledgehammer to break apart the structure, and loading onto a truck. We are looking for as many people to join us as possible.

We are also looking for equipment. Some of the things we are looking for include:

  • Hammer
  • Crowbar
  • Gloves
  • Protective eye wear

Want to help, but can’t attend?

If you are unable to attend but have any of this equipment you would be willing to let us borrow, please contact Ben Katz at [email protected]. If you would like to donate lunch to the volunteer crew, we would be more than happy to accept the gift.

Colorado Public Lands Day Clean-up and Hike

  Programs, Public Lands
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