Volunteers needed for Basalt project

Staff report

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is seeking participants to work with the town of Basalt on a downtown-beautification project Saturday.

The Midland Park project is part of the town’s plan to expand the riverfront park system, carving out three short trails and creating locations for benches and picnic tables. Park features will include a children-friendly gathering tree, story fort, birdhouse and fire pit. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers participants will construct the three trails and trim out a pathway around the park.

The workday lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with dinner and beverages at the completion of the project.

Project sponsors for the Midland Park project include the town of Basalt and the Aspen Skiing Co. Environment Foundation.

Last year, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers helped transform the old Basalt Bridge over the Roaring Fork River into a public space, installing many of the new structures including the benches, decking and planters. Volunteers also planted trees, shrubs and perennials.

To sign up to volunteer, go to, email or call 970-927-8241.