Approximately 70 volunteers from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) will be in the Dry Lake area assisting with the 2A Trails project this weekend. The group will be working on one of the short loop trails near the Dry Lake campground and staging area.
This VOC weekend is a family camping weekend and Yampatika is providing environmental education opportunities for younger members of some of the families. Due to the VOC work in the area, the Dry Lake campground and parking lot will be closed from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Public parking is available along the road in the vicinity of these facilities.
This is another example of partnerships helping for a greater good, adding to the list of partners helping with the Buffalo Pass Trails project including Routt County Riders, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Smartwool, City of Steamboat Springs, Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) and Yampatika.
This is a City of Steamboat Springs 2A Project – funded with the accommodations tax. In November of 2013 the voters of Steamboat Springs approved a portion of the municipal accommodations tax to develop trails. Over ten years, there will be a $5.1 million dollar investment in the trail infrastructure in Steamboat Springs.
Individuals looking to invest in the maintenance of local trails can contribute to the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund, administered by the YVCF. This fund provides a permanent endowment supporting specific non-motorized trail and trailhead maintenance projects on public lands in Routt and Moffat Counties. Find out more at www.yvcf.org/trails.