Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers unveils Aspen-area projects
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers has announced its summer trails projects and is searching for volunteers to sign up.
The organization rehabilitates trails throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, providing critical assistance to public land managers.
The projects for 2016 are:
Trail maintenance at the Wulfsohn Open Space in Glenwood Springs, May 5 and 12, 4 p.m. to dusk.
Reconstruction and maintenance to trails on the Crown, May 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reconstruction of the Look Out Trail in Van Horn Park, off of Hunter Creek Valley in Aspen’s backyard, June 4, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wetlands restoration in Crooked Creek, June 24 to 26. This is a two-day project with car camping on Saturday night in the Lime Park area north of Fryingpan Valley. This is a family-friendly project.
Hunter Creek Valley community weed-pull July 9, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a family-friendly project.
Maintenance on the Tom Blake Trail near Snowmass Village, July 23, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Roaring Fork River fishing access trail in Carbondale Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers will help create a safe trail to the river from Satank Bridge and the Rio Grande Trail.
Lost Man Trail repair, Aug. 26 to 28. The popular trail on Independence Pass needs some TLC. Volunteers will backpack in for the two-day project.
Hanging Lake/Spouting Rocks Trail maintenance Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The popular trail in Glenwood Canyon will be closed to the public during the workday.
Colorado River Trail in Rifle will get a soft surface, Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tamarisk removal on the Colorado River corridor outside of Glenwood Springs, Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All the full-day workouts include dinner.
Go to http://www.rfov.org for details on the project and to volunteer.
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