Aspen Trash Crush event postponed to June 6
A community cleanup day along Highway 82 along the North Star Nature Preserve in Aspen will now be held June 6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
The event is hosted by Adopt-a-Highway host Todd Shaver and Erik Skarvan of Sun Dog Athletics. The original date had to be postponed due to a poor weather outlook, Skarvan said.
Organizers are planning to make it an annual event.
The public is invited to help pick up litter along the preserve to help raise environmental awareness and give back to the community. Volunteers should meet at the North Star parking lot, 2 miles up Independence Pass from City Market. Riding a bike to the meeting place is encouraged.
Prizes and food will be offered by local sponsors. Volunteers should bring gloves, but safety vests and bags will be provided by Shaver and the Colorado Department of Transportation. For more information or to RSVP, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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