Celebrate Earth Day with Jeffco Open Space!
BACKGROUND: On Saturday, April 22, 2017 we will celebrate Earth Day giving back to our public lands. A natural haven amid a suburban neighborhood, Crown Hill Park is a place to retreat, admire abundant birdlife and enjoy a wide range of recreation. The wetland in the northwest corner, Kestrel Pond, is certified as a National Urban Wildlife Refuge for its value to a variety of migrating waterfowl. Kestrel Pond is closed during peak nesting season from March 1 to June 30 except for official Open Space business or the occasional naturalist-led Nature Program or School Program offered by Lookout Mountain Nature Center.
WHAT YOU’RE DOING IS IMPORTANT: Because of the parks interface within an urban corridor, Crown Hill receives a lot of use throughout the year, which can have negative impacts on surrounding vegetation and wildlife. Volunteers will lend a hand with important spring maintenance in the park. Work will include, but may not be limited to trail restoration and overall park cleanup.
WORK WILL BE DEPENDENT ON WEATHER.
**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: http://jeffco.us/open-space/volunteer/job-descriptions/
- 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.
- Long pants (we will be working in rattle snake habitat)
- Work gloves
- Plenty of water (2 quarts minimum)
- Sunscreen and insect repellent
- Toilet paper (recommended)
- A day pack
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL THERE!
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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.