National Trails Day

Volunteer with us on National Trails Day June 4th 2022

National Trails Day

Saturday, June 4, 2022
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
18+, minors must be accompanied by an adult
Moderately Strenuous
In celebration of National Trails Day, RMFI will be hosting a community workday at Austin Bluffs Open Space in Colorado Springs with a wonderful day of trail work Athletic Brewing has also provided free non-alcoholic beers to help us celebrate! Other non-alcoholic options will also be provided.

We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds and communities. Feel free to come with a friend(s) and/or family member(s)! Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Note that most volunteer days are not suited for children under 10 years old. 

Calla Balliett, Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator, 719-471-7736 ext. 4#, [email protected]

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 To celebrate National Trails Day, RMFI will be hosting a community workday at Austin Bluffs Open Space in Colorado Springs. 

Land Acknowledgment

This is a community stewardship day, which we acknowledge takes place on the traditional unceded territory of the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), and Cheyenne Nations*. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced occupation of their territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse indigenous people connected to this land on which our stewardship days take place.  

We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds and communities. Feel free to come with a friend(s) and/or family member(s)! Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Note that most volunteer days are not suited for children under 10 years old. 

Meeting location:

Please meet RMFI staff at the parking lot next to UCCS' Mountain Lion Field House on Nevada and North Campus Heights, this is across Nevada Ave. from Trader Joes (a Google Maps link has been provided below). 

North Campus Heights Parking Lot

Time:
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Activity: This City of Colorado Springs Parks property is popular with hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and equestrians. The project will be addressing the restoration of areas affected by non-designated trail use. Project tasks may include decompacting hardened soils, spreading native grass seed and mulch, transplanting small plants, moving materials such as rock, dirt, and timbers, as well as fencing to reinforce the points of closure and keep trail users on the adjacent designated trails. This is moderately strenuous work using tools in the outdoors. Be prepared for a rewarding day of trail work! If you have concerns about accessibility on this stewardship day, please reach out to us. Please refer to our Trail Terminology Guide to learn more about this activity.

If you are able, please register for this stewardship day online; however, we will provide paper copies of the registration form on-site, this event has limited space, and encourage all interested to sign up as early as possible. Please register online by 1:00 pm on Friday, June 3rd.

Before registering for the day, please review our FAQs from volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information about what to bring for the stewardship day, visit our FAQ page.

*If you would like to learn about the native territories that each of our projects are located on, please follow this link: https://www.rmfi.org/projects.