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Barr Lake State Park and Volunteers Celebrate Lake Appreciation Day
CPW press release
BRIGHTON, Colo. July is Lake Appreciation Month at Barr Lake State Park. To celebrate on Saturday, July 14, park staff and volunteer crews will collect trash and debris along the shoreline, plant trees, remove weeds and stain boardwalks between 8 and 11 a.m. Show appreciation for Barr Lake and volunteer with your family, friends and/or coworkers.

Please R.S.V.P. for groups of five or more by calling the Nature Center at 303-659-6005. Volunteers will receive free park admission, earn a t-shirt and enjoy a complimentary BBQ lunch at 11:30 a.m. The lunch is sponsored by a grant awarded to Barr Lake from Adams County Open Space Program.

Free recreational activities and information booths will be open at the boat ramp between 12:30 and 3 p.m., including face painting, canoe lessons, archery range, boat rides, jumping castle, climbing wall and FREE boat safely t-shirts for kids. Talon, the red-tailed hawk and boating safety mascot for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Brighton Fire Department will be on hand for the fun too. Park entrance passes are not required for volunteers.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado's state parks, please see: To learn more about Colorado's wildlife programs, please see: