Our First Conservation Project for 2012

Trail Creek Restoration

Hayman Fire Rehabilitation
Transplanting Native Willows Along Trail Creek

Our first conservation event of the season is scheduled for Saturday April 21, 2012. We are working with the Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) and supporting Mr. Lake McGill’s Eagle Scout Project with the Boy Scouts of America.

We will be preparing and transplanting native willow slips in drainages damaged by the Hayman Fire. This project will help reduce erosion and enhance stream bed stabilization in drainages along the main stem of Trail Creek. These sites are part of major restoration efforts to protect the water supply from sedimentation. The project will likewise improve damaged aquatic and wildlife habitat.

This will be a  challenging project requiring a strong team effort. We need 15 to 25 volunteers, so come out and help the Cutthroat Chapter heal our watershed.

New for 2012!  We have brand new Cutthroat Chapter Conservation Volunteer T- shirts complete with the TU logo on the front for project participants. Quantities are limited so get yours while they are still available.

 

Bring your lunch or enjoy the lunch being provided by the Eagle Scouts. Hip boots or waders, sun screen, any applicable medicines, sun glasses (or safety glasses), gloves, water bottle, and a jacket are recommended.. Long pants are required and long-sleeved shirts are also recommended. Tools, hard hats, willows and instructions will be supplied by CUSP.

Please contact the event organizer, Jim Klug at (303) 953-8046 to sign up.

The project starts at 9AM in the parking lot at the Mountain Communities Fire Department. We plan to carpool from the RTD lot At University and Dad Clark Drive, just off C-470 in Highlands Ranch.  We will be leaving by 7:30AM sharp so please plan to be there by 7:15AM.

If you drive by yourself, volunteers will meet at the Mountain Communities Fire department at 9AM. Please try to be there a little early. We will be consolidating vehicles (preferably high clearance), for the drive to the work site on Trail Creek.

We plan to complete work by 3:00PM, leaving time to fish on the way home!

Hope you can join us!

Thank you,

Jim Klug