Celebrate National Public Lands Day and Help Construct Black Bear Trail!
BACKGROUND: From our neighborhood parks or beaches to our nation’s awe-inspiring national parks, public lands of all sizes and varieties are the places where we live, learn, play, exercise, and relax. In fact, over 30% of America’s land is public land.
Now it’s your turn to give back!
WHY THE WORK IS IMPORTANT: If you live on the Front Range you are aware of how popular the trails along the Foothills can be. Constructing trails that connect our parks with one another is a key component in easing congestion amongst our visitors and relieving some of the impact we place on our natural resources. The Black Bear Trail will connect Deer Creek Canyon Park to Hildebrand Park, which will add up to 7 miles of new trail to both trail systems.
**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.