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Volunteers sought for new-trail workdays in White Acres area of Red Rock Canyon

Aug. 2, 2018
       Workdays to build new trail in the White Acres area of Red Rock Canyon Open Space are scheduled on the Saturdays of Aug 4 and 11. Volunteers are requested. No experience is necessary.
       The trail will connect the White Acre Ridge Trail and recently built Overlook Trail. Work “will involve clearing of trail corridor and construction of trail features,” a press release states.
       Coordinating on the project are the Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI), Friends of Red Rock Canyon, Manitou Trail CATS, Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates and Colorado Springs Parks.
      Both days will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
       Also scheduled (by Manitou Trail CATS) is a volunteer workday Sunday, Aug. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If necessary, the day will be used to finish the connector trail; otherwise, “there's plenty of other work needed in Red Rock Canyon,” noted Molly Mazel of RMFI.
       Advance registration is necessary for any of the workdays.
       For more information on Aug. 4 and 11, call RMFI at 471-7736 or go to RMFI.org; for Aug. 12, call 685-4792.
       When complete, the connector trail will "create more loop options for hikers, bikers and runners," the release adds.
       Red Rock Canyon consists of close to 1,500 acres owned by the City of Colorado Springs south of Highway 24 and west of the Midland neighborhood.

Westside Pioneer/press releases
(Outdoors: Red Rock Canyon)

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