Volunteer with Your Family to Restore and Protect Elk Meadow Park Dog Off Leash Area!
BACKGROUND: On Saturday, September 24, 2016 the nation will celebrate the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day, a
can contain harmful organisms like E. coli, giardia, Salmonella, roundworms, hookworms and cryptosporidium. All of these can be passed on to people and other pets through surface water runoff or on the bottom of a shoe.
Jeffco Open Space is using National Public Lands Day to kickoff what is intended to be a continuous stewardship act by all park visitors. The September 24 event will be a demonstration and education day around the environmental hazards of leaving dog waste on the ground. Going forward, it’s up to the park visitors to care for their beloved park. A “Friends of Elk Meadow DOLA” group is being formed to help lead this sustainable effort. Contact Matt Martinez to join this group: email@example.com, 303-271-5971.
**LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. PLEASE NOTIFY JCOS IF YOU HAVE ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS**
BEFORE YOU GO: Maximize your time at the site by downloading a release of liability form, filling it out and bringing it with you to the project site. The link to the PDF is in blue, near the bottom of the page: volunteer release of liability form
- NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED. Our staff will be onsite to guide you through the day’s work flow
- Be in good physical condition
- Be able to use a variety of tools, including shovels, picks and rakes
- Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
- Be prepared for numerous and changing environmental conditions
WHAT TO BRING & WEAR:
- Closed-toe, sturdy shoes are required. No open-toed shoes or sandals of any kind will be allowed.
- Work gloves
- Plenty of water (2 quarts minimum)
- Sunscreen and insect repellent
- A day pack
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL THERE!
When & Where
Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972 whose mission is to preserve open space and parkland, protect park and natural resources and to provide healthy nature based experiences. We are funded with a one-half cent sales tax that has protected over 52,000 acres and created 28 regional parks and 227 miles of trails in Jefferson County.