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RMFI sets spring volunteer projects at Red Rock Canyon, Garden of the Gods

Rocky Mountain Field Institute volunteers use buckets to move dirt to flood-eroded locations on the Quarry Pass Trail in a project last August.
Westside Pioneer file photo
The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) has scheduled workdays in April and May for volunteer improvement projects at Red Rock Canyon Open Space and the Garden of the Gods.
       Advance registration is necessary by contacting Molly Mazel of RMFI at 471- 7736 or molly@rmfi.org.
       The two Red Rock projects will be Friday, April 8 and Wednesday, April 13, repairing climbing access trails. Times for both are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work is related to restoration efforts last year “in areas of the park damaged by record rainfall in May 2015,” a press release states.
       At the Garden, 10 workdays are planned, following up on projects last year in its southeast area, which involved closing and restoring social trails, improving established trails, transplanting shrubs, improving climber access trails and building check dams in gullied areas.
       The Garden workdays, all on weekends, are scheduled April 9, 10, 16, 17 and 30; and May 7, 8, 14, 15 and 21. All but May 7 (a “youth day” from noon to 3:30 p.m.) will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
       RMFI is a nonprofit based on the Westside. Coordinating with local governments, RMFI has been organizing volunteer workdays in the Westside area since 2002 (in the Garden of the Gods).

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 3/30/16; Outdoors: (General)

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