Volunteers sought to work on trails

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help maintain trails at State Forest State Park near Walden and earn one free night of camping in one of the most scenic parks in Colorado. Volunteers can choose between July 30 or Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

As a reward for a fun day of making the park’s trails safe and compatible with the natural surroundings, volunteers can camp for one night free of charge, either the night before or the evening of trail work days.
“It’s important to maintain trails to keep them free of debris, mitigate erosion and repair the sections impacted from the elements and daily use,” said Park Ranger Louis Moeller. “It’s lots of fun and all for a good cause, so we encourage people to come out and join us.”
Moeller reminds volunteers to bring water, snacks, a sack lunch, insect repellent and appropriate clothing including gloves and sturdy shoes. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will provide tools and supervision.
“You will get your hands dirty, but nothing beats a little exercise while helping the environment, breathing fresh air and surrounded by beautiful scenery,” he said.
To sign up for one or both trail work days, contact State Forest State Park at 970-723-8366, or email at state.forest@state.co.us.
State Forest State Park is located 22 miles east of Walden, along Highway 14 in Jackson County.