Red Rock Canyon, Palmer Land Trust

       Volunteers are being sought for a maintenance project at Red Rock Canyon Open Space Saturday, July 18.
       The workday will be from 8 a.m. to noon. The objectives are removing invasive elm trees and “restoring the natural growth,” according to the Colorado Springs Parks website.
       The minimum age for volunteers is 14. Minors must be accompanied by an adult
       To sign up, call Amy Ellison at 385-6520 or e-mail cityparkvol@springsgov.com.
       The Palmer Land Trust is seeking volunteers to help clean up two of the non-profit organization's public open-space properties on the Westside Saturday, July 18, from 8 a.m. to noon.
       The meeting place will be at the south end of Oswego Street, next to where King and 19th streets intersect. Volunteers should bring water bottles. Lunch will be provided, according to a press release.
       The work will involve removing noxious weeds, installing park benches and picking up litter in the Rawles and Mesa Wildlife Preserve open-space areas.
       About 7 acres in size, Rawles is located west of Mesa Road about a quarter mile north of Uintah Street. The Preserve consists of about 24 acres off the north end of Oswego Street.
       Formed in 1977, the Palmer Land Trust has permanently protected nearly 70,000 acres of open space, wildlife habitat, recreation areas, and agricultural land - starting with Rawles and the Mesa Wildlife Preserve. The Rawles piece resulted from a donation, while the preserve was saved chiefly through the efforts of nearby homeowners.
       The Land Trust address is 915 W. Cucharras St. The phone is 632-3236, and the website palmerlandtrust.org.

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