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Rifle Gap State Parks needs volunteers for fresh-air fun, adventure and a little hard work
RIFLE, Colo. - As warm weather activities ramp up, Rifle Gap State Park needs dedicated volunteers to keep one of the best recreational attractions in the area running smoothly. Prospective volunteers interested in learning more are invited to a BBQ picnic at Rifle Gap State Park's Bluebird group picnic area, beginning at 11 a.m., April 15.

Prospective volunteers are asked to RSVP by April 13. Call 970-625-1607 to reserve your spot.

Park personnel will be on-hand to answer questions and provide details, followed by a boat tour across the blue waters of Rifle Gap Reservoir.

"This is a great opportunity for someone looking to do something constructive this summer," said Park Manager Brian Palcer. "It takes hardworking, dedicated people to maintain this fantastic park and protect a very valuable natural resource. We look forward to a good turnout."

Various volunteer positions are available, including guided hike leaders, mountain bluebird monitors, campground hosts, aquatic nuisance species inspectors, boating safety instructors, maintenance crew members, and tourism specialists.

"There is something for everyone," said Palcer. "You will spend quality time outdoors, get some fresh air, learn new things, enjoy fantastic scenery, help people and have fun doing it."

For more information, including additional volunteer opportunities, contact your nearest State Park.

Who: Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Rifle Gap State Park

What: Volunteer sign-up event, BBQ picnic and boat tour

When: Event is April 15, 11 a.m. - RSVP by April 13. Call 970-625-1607

Where: Rifle Gap Bluebird Group Picnic Area in Cottonwood Campground