Manitou Open Sapce Stewardship Day

Manitou Open Sapce Stewardship Day

Saturday, July 13, 2024
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Moderately Strenuous
Join RMFI at Manitou Open Space and our work on the Intemann Trail! This day will focus on building timber steps!

This is a community stewardship opportunity, where we welcome volunteers of all backgrounds and communities.

Calla Balliett, Community Engagement Coordinator

Registration for this event has closed.

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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), Cheyenne, and Jicarilla Apache 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.  

Meeting location:

Please park and meet RMFI staff at the Intemann Trailhead on Crystal Park Road HERE.


8:30 am - 2:30 pm (8:30 am meet at the public works lot and aim to have you back to your car as close to 2:30 as we can)

Online registration will close Friday, July 12th at Noon. If you are able, please register for this stewardship day online; however, we will provide paper copies of the registration form on-site. We do ask that all volunteers be available for the entire workday. Due to the parking situation at this worksite, we will not be able to shuttle you back early.

Activity: This Historic City of Manitou Springs Parks property is popular with hikers, runners, and mountain bikers. Project tasks may include decompacting hardened soils, spreading native grass seed and mulch, transplanting small plants, moving materials such as rock, dirt, and timbers, and potentially constructing check dams to slow and prevent further erosion. 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, or for your reference please use our Trail Terminology Guide to learn more about this activity.

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: