Credit: Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
So what better way to help enhance these irreplaceable lands used for outdoor recreation and education than during a month dedicated to “Getting Outdoors?” The Public Lands Partnership and the Forest Service are sponsoring a work day on Saturday, June 27, to improve the Dave Wood Interpretive Trail on the Uncompahgre National Forest. Volunteers will paint the kiosk, replace old trail delineation timbers, clip vegetation and spread gravel along the 1.2 mile trail. PLP member Tim Garvey said “The Public Lands Partnership supports the improvements in the condition and interpretive information of this trail, hoping to encourage more use by Montrose schools and the public.” June is National Get Outdoors month and the Forest Service is encouraging people to get outside and enjoy our public lands. “What a great way to celebrate the great outdoors!” said Anne Janik with the Forest Service. “Volunteers can spend part of Saturday in the forest getting a few hours of exercise, sprucing up a trail very close to town and enjoying a delicious picnic lunch provided by the PLT” she added. The interpretive trail is located at the Uncompahgre National Forest boundary and County Road 15 (Dave Wood Road/ Forest Service Road #510). Work will being at 9:30 am and continue through 3:00 pm. If you would like to carpool - meet at the Forest Service Office in Montrose (2505 S. Townsend Road) at 9:00 am. Please RSVP to: Chris Miller (970) 640-7076 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Lunch and tools will be provided. Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent, work gloves, rain gear, boots, eye glasses and hat.