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Two more volunteer workdays to finish flood fixes at Red Rock Canyon

       Two more volunteer workdays - hoped to be the last - have been scheduled in the season-long, flooding-related reconstruction work in the Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
       The dates are Wednesday, Nov. 18 and Friday, Nov. 20, both from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are welcome.
       “The goal is to finish a stabilization project around the site of May's Sand Canyon pond breach,” reads a press release from Molly Mazel, volunteer coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI). “Tasks will include soil decompaction, seeding, mulching, transplanting and installation of erosion-control matting.”
       RMFI is a nonprofit organization working in conjunction with Colorado Springs Parks.
       The damage from heavy spring rains forced the 790-acre open space to be closed for six weeks between May and July. RMFI has led numerous workdays since Red Rock reopened. The Nov. 18 and 20 workdays were added because volunteer efforts through early November “came up just a little short on work that we need to finish prior to the end of the season,” Mazel said.
       For more information, call Mazel at 471-7736 x4, or e-mail molly@rmfi.org.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 11/16/15; Outdoors: Red Rock Canyon)

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