Volunteers needed Saturday for Meeker-area trail work

MEEKER I Volunteers are needed Saturday to help expand the popular hiking and biking trail system adjacent to Meeker.

Volunteers will join the Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Mountain Club and Conservation Colorado in constructing about a half-mile of the new East Ridge Trail. The section traverses a scenic ridge above Meeker with expansive views of the White River Valley.
“Volunteers will play a key role in helping us expand this 7-mile trail system to more than 11 miles,” said Aaron Grimes, the BLM’s outdoor recreation planner. “It will be a fun day in a very scenic area.”
Participants will meet at the Sanderson Hills Park parking lot at 8 a.m. before hiking two miles of moderately steep trails to reach the work site. Trail tasks will vary to accommodate all abilities.
Participants should bring their own lunch and water, long pants, hat, sunscreen and a rain jacket. Work tools, gloves, radios and first aid kits will be provided. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, contact Aaron Grimes at 970-878-3800.