2016 Conservation Project Listing
Here are the Conservation Projects we have planned for 2016:
- Saturday, June 4 – Gill Trail Repair Completion, Cheesman Canyon
This project includes closing and restoring unsustainable social trails and improving existing trails on the Gill Trail near Deckers, CO. This will include no more than a one-mile hike at a moderate pace and use of provided trail building tools. Read more.
- Tuesday, July 12 – Project Healing Waters, Crystal Lake
Richard Pilatzke will lead a fishing trip with Project Healing Waters to Crystal Tuesday, July 12. This trip will bring disabled veterans from Denver and Pueblo to this lake. Read more.
- Saturday, July 23 –Musk Thistle Remediation
This project involves removal of a patch of invasive plants along the South Platte River near Deckers, CO. These plants are large and can be will be clipped and bagged with very little bending required. Read more.
- Saturday, August 20 – Horse Creek
CUSP will have already done heavy equipment work to help restore a section of this creek after the devastation of the 2002 Hayman fire. Our work could include harvesting and transplanting willows, installing jute matting, raking and seeding native vegetation, planting trees and other tasks as required. Read more.
- Saturday, September 17 – Clear Creek Clean Up
Once again, our Stream Clean Up effort will be part of the Clear Creek Watershed Festival held at Courtney- Riely -Cooper Park in Idaho Springs. We will be teamed with volunteers from Cherry Creek Anglers and West Denver Chapters. We plan to work cleaning up the stream from Starbucks in the East to Dumont on the West. To entice you to join us we will have coffee and doughnuts at our Passport Station @ 8:30AM before work starts at 9:00AM, AND for your participation you will earn a free BBQ lunch as well! THAT’S NOT ALL…., we will conclude our work with our traditional raffle, FEATURING GREAT FISHING ORIENTED PRIZES after lunch. Read more.
- Saturday, October 8 – Horse Creek
This workday will wrap up our efforts that began on the previous Horse Creek project. Our work will be similar to that project, with specific tasks as required. Read more.
- Saturdays in October TBD – South Platte Park