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PUBLIC INVITED TO CLEANUP DAY AT ST. VRAIN NOV. 16
10/28/2013
Credit:
CPW press release
FIRESTONE, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting the public to a cleanup day at St. Vrain State Park on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Since the flood closed the Park on Sept. 12, many concerned and interested park visitors have asked for an opportunity to come help get St. Vrain back into shape.

“St. Vrain State Park is a special place for local residents and the many out-of-state campers who visit year round,” said Kathy Seiple, park manager. “We are very appreciative of the outpouring of interest and concern for the Park. This cleanup day will give us a chance to get together and make a dent in some of the work needed to get us up and running by next spring.”

St. Vrain is hoping to recruit 75-100 volunteers to help with a variety of projects. Projects included in the cleanup day are clearing debris throughout the most severely hit areas of the park, rebuilding 40 + campsite pads and cleaning debris from picnic table sites. Park staff will also be recruiting volunteers to assist with future flood damage recovery projects.

WHAT: St. Vrain State Park Cleanup Day

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: St. Vrain State Park, 3785 Weld County Road 24 ½, Firestone

HOW: Interested volunteers are required to RSVP with Vicki Leigh, Statewide Volunteer Program Coordinator at vicki.leigh@state.co.us or by calling (303) 866-3203 X4355. Attendees are asked to check-in at registration tent between 8:30 & 9 a.m. Safety talk at 9 to 9:15 required. Volunteers need to be dressed for the weather including long pants, long sleeve tops, sturdy work boots, work gloves, hats, work gloves, rain gear, water bottles and snacks. Catered lunch with hamburgers, hotdogs, sides and beverages will be served.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information go to cpw.state.co.us

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.