Celebrate National Trails Day at Dakota Ridge!
BACKGROUND: National Trails Day is the country’s largest celebration of trails. It’s a day to give back to the public lands we utilize and love so much. Trails are a boon to our economy, they protect our natural resources, and they help us recharge our mind, body and spirit. You can be a critical part of ensuring this important resource is available for generations to come
WHY THE WORK IS IMPORTANT: Jefferson County Open Space is aiming to give the community an opportunity to give back to the trails they take advantage of and love by joining us in the construction of the Dakota Ridge Trail. Volunteers will be using hand tools to build sustainable rock structures such as, bank turns, rock walls, steps and drops. This is a unique opportunity to create a mountain bike friendly black diamond experience that will last for years to come.
**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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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.