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Added trail workdays in September for flood damage in Red Rock Canyon

Laura Lelicoff, an employee with Davita Healthcare Partners, was among a group from that Denver company who volunteered on a workday on the Quarry Pass Trail in Red Rock Canyon Aug. 28.
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       Additional volunteer workdays have been announced for flood-related repairs to trails in Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
       Already scheduled by the Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) were seven dates in July and (upcoming) Thursday, Aug. 27, Friday, Aug. 28 and Sunday, Aug. 30. That work involves trail improvements going through the old Quarry area.
       The new dates are Wednesday, Sept. 16, Wednesday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 25. According to Molly Mazel of RMFI, crews will be taking on “erosion control and slope restoration at the Sand Canyon pond breach site.”
       The time for all workdays are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The minimum age is 16. Pre-registration is required.
During a Rocky Mountain Field Institute workday by the Red Rock Canyon Quarry Aug. 28, a volunteer crew forms a bucket line to pass dirt to an area above.
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For more information, e-mail molly@rmfi.org, go to rmfi.org or call 471-7736.
       The roughly 1,500-acre city-owned open space was closed for about six weeks between May and July this year because of heavy spring rains.
       RMFI is a nonprofit outdoor organization, headquartered on the Westside.
       Asked how the July workdays went, Mazel said that nearly 100 volunteers "contributed more than 400 collective hours to projects led by RMFI, the Friends of Red Rock Canyon and the Manitou Trail CATS. Projects included trail improvements to the Round Up, Quarry Pass and Sand Canyon trails, as well as creek-channel stabilization and drainage of a pond of standing water within the Quarry."

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 8/26/15; Outdoors: Red Rock Canyon)

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