Volunteers wanted for trail work, bridge-building projects in the Homestead area
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Keystone-area trails will get some TLC next week when Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado holds one of its trademark work parties at the historic Keystone Homestead. Along with trail work, the Sept. 17-18 event includes live music, and educational activities for young children. The project is in partnership with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District.
Keystone’s world class trail system, with views of the Continental Divide and Ten Mile Range is being loved to death, and some of the trails have also suffered water damage. The weekend effort will focus on restoring damaged trail as well as building several bridges on three trails that originate at the historic Keystone Homestead and continue into the White River National Forest.
Volunteers are invited to join one or both days of this service weekend. 100 volunteers are needed each day. Free camping at Keystone Homestead and free meals will be provided for registered volunteers. Local band, The Pine Beatles, will perform on Saturday evening.
Children ages 6-11, will be able to participate in outdoor educational activities while adults lend a hand on the trail. They will also get to perform their very own service project appropriate to their abilities and have the chance to participate on short hikes throughout the park.
To Volunteer: Volunteers must pre-register for one or both days in order to plan for tools, supplies, and food. Register via Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado’s Project Calendar at www.voc.org, or by contacting 303-715-1010. The minimum age to participate is 6.
Filed under: Colorado, Environment, hiking, recreation, Summit County Colorado Tagged: | Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Keystone trails, Summit County Colorado, Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado, White River National Forest