Earth Day work opportunities

       Earth Day at the Garden of the Gods will offer a cleanup opportunity Saturday, April 19. People are invited to work from 9 to 11 a.m. to remove trash from the Garden and surrounding area.
       The endeavor is sponsored by the Friends of Garden of the Gods.
       Signups will be taken starting at 8:30 at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center.
       At the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, volunteers are needed Saturday, April 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. for Garden Stewardship Day. The work will involve cleaning up and preparing the gardens and surrounding areas for spring and summer. Reservations are required at 520-6387.
       Another Garden of the Gods opportunity will be Sunday, April 20. The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) will have its first trail building/erosion control project of the season from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
       The workday is geared for middle and high school student volunteers, who will be building small check dams to slow the flow of stormwater and trap sediment.
       Advance signups are requested. For more information, call Liz Nichol at 471-7736 or e-email rmfi@rmfi.org.

From a press release