Volunteers sought for Hunter Creek project | AspenTimes.com

Volunteers sought for Hunter Creek project

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is seek­ing help to clean up one of Aspen’s most popular trails.

The organization will hold the Hunter Creek Trail cleanup on Saturday, July 26.

Volunteers are needed to help the RFOV and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails with some needed main­tenance from the Aspen trailhead up to the Benedict Bridge.

Su Casa restaurant in Aspen will provide a post-project dinner and is also providing tools, materials and crew leaders for the project.

This will be the second time Roar­ing Fork Outdoor Volunteers has worked on this section of the Hunter Creek Trail since the organization’s inception in 1995. While the most recent Aspen volunteer day at Maroon Lake brought a strong 33 volunteers, this project will call for close to 80 helpers.

Tasks include working on rock walls, rebuilding a bridge over the Salvation Ditch, installing stone steps, redecking bridges and a boardwalk.

To volunteer, call at (970) 927-8241, send an e-mail to rfov@sopris.net or sign up online at http://www.rfov.org.

Several RFOV projects are still to come this season. They are:

– Aug. 23 at Ashcroft south of Aspen ” volunteers will replace half of the wooden boardwalk that serves as the entryway to the ghost town with a gravel trail.

– Sept. 13 on the Arbaney-Kittle Trail near Basalt ” vol­unteers will conduct trail maintenance on the first three miles up from the trailhead and work to define a half-mile stretch at Sloanes Peak where hikers tend to get lost.

– Sept. 27 on the Wulfsohn Trail in Glenwood Springs ” this will be the third and final RFOV project to finish building a new trail above the Glenwood Meadows shop­ping center. This year, volunteers will construct about one-third mile of new trail to finish the access from the west and Midland Avenue, construct 800 feet connecting trail to the east above the Glenwood Community Center, and reconstruct 300 feet of trail through a silty/bog­when- wet area using gravel.

– Oct. 11 tamarisk removal near Silt ” volunteers contin­ue removing these non-native and invasive plants on the town of Silt’s island in the Colorado River.

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