RMFI continues Central Garden restoration, social trail closures

       Volunteer conservation projects in the Garden of the Gods will resume this spring, starting April 6.
       Organized by the Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI), the work will be focused again on the the city park's Central Zone.
       “The focus of the project for 2013 will be the improvement of the Upper Loop Trail that was initiated in 2012,” a press release states. “This is fun, technical work that provides an opportunity to develop construction skills that can be used in many different projects.”
       Other work the release notes, will involve “closing and restoring social trails and gullies in the Central Garden area.”
       The project days are scheduled on weekends through June 2. On some of them, volunteers are still needed while other project days already have enough signups. For more information, call RMFI at 471-7736 or email rmfi@rmfi.org.
       The minimum age is 16, or 13 if accompanied by a parent volunteer
       Garden greeters needed
       In conjunction with the RMFI work, the Friends of Garden of the Gods (FOGG) is seeking volunteers to serve as Garden Greeters. The greeters will man tables along trails near RMFI projects to explain to park visitors what's being done.
       Available Greeter shifts are normally 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Sat-urdays and/or Sundays. For more information, call Carol Wilcox at 528-7179.

Westside Pioneer/press release