National Public Lands Day events in Larimer and Grand counties

National Public Lands Day is a great time to give back to the lands you love. This year the forest is supporting events in both Larimer and Grand counties on Saturday, Sept. 24.

On the Canyon Lakes Ranger District, volunteers can work on the flood-damaged Young Gulch Trail located in the Poudre Canyon continuing the great work done throughout the summer by hard-working volunteers. Volunteers should expect to get dirty and have fun while working along the trail. Lunch is provided. Some tasks this day will be physically demanding, but there are also tasks anyone in generally good physical condition can do. Everyone must be at least 18 years old or 15 if accompanied by a parent. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On the Sulphur Ranger District, volunteers can participate in the 22nd year of National Public Lands Day events in Grand County – the longest, continuous running National Public Lands Day event in the country. This event has five project work sites, with one of those being on the National Forest. Volunteers will be building an elevated turnpike/boardwalk on a single-track Gilsonite Motorized Trail. Thirty volunteers are needed for this moderate/difficult project. Registration opens at 7 a.m. with buses heading to work sites at 7:45. Dinner and entertainment begins at 5 p.m.

For more details and information on how to sign-up to volunteer, check our website at

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