Volunteers invited to help with flood restoration along the Little Thompson

On Saturday, June 14, the statewide nonprofit Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, in partnership with the United Methodist Committee on Relief, the Red Cross, and the Little Thompson Watershed Restoration Coalition, will lead volunteers in a significant flood restoration effort along the Little Thompson River.

The volunteer effort will focus on removing debris from the Little Thompson River Corridor where accumulated materials threaten to cause further flooding during spring run-off. This important work will help minimize negative impacts to public water supplies, wildlife habitat, and public infrastructure. 150 volunteers are needed to help with this effort.

“The flood of 2013 caused tremendous damage to properties and homes along the Little Thompson River,” says Gordon Gilstrap, of the Little Thompson Watershed Restoration Coalition. Volunteers have made significant contributions in debris removal and home restoration, and have shown us all the power of the compassionate human spirit. We wouldn’t be able to accomplish this without their help – we love our volunteers!”

No experience is necessary to volunteer for this important project. Registered volunteers will be treated to a light breakfast and lunch. The minimum age to participate is 14.

Volunteers are asked to register in advance to ensure adequate quantities of tools, supplies, and food. Register via the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado volunteer project calendar at www.voc.org/projects or 303-715-1010.

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