Friday, September 18, 2015

Public Invited to Participate in National Public Lands Day Volunteer Project at Brainard Lake Recreation Area

The U.S Forest Service’s Boulder Ranger District together with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV) invite the public to give back to a place they love on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 26th.

National Public Lands Day is a coast-to-coast, one-day event that brings together more than 175,000 Americans across all 50 states to collect trash, plant trees, pull weeds and maintain trails.

To celebrate the day, the Boulder Ranger District and WRV will be hosting a one-day volunteer event to complete building a critical section of trail between the Brainard Lake parking area and the Mitchell Lake Trailhead in Brainard Lake Recreation Area. The new family-friendly path takes visitors through alpine forests and wet meadows, across an 80-foot boardwalk, and past abundant views of picturesque 13,000 foot snow-capped peaks surrounding the lake filled basin.

Volunteers ages 14 and up are welcome to participate. The work day will last from approximately 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers and sponsors will be provided a picnic lunch, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m.

Registration is required. For details, contact Jamie Grasso, Trail Projects Coordinator at Wildlands Restoration Volunteers at 303-543-1411 x2# or


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