The weekend of June 8-9, the statewide nonprofit, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, will lead a trail restoration effort in Lory State Park. Approximately 70 volunteers will help restore the popular 1.2 mile Overlook Trail that connects Arthur’s Rock Trail to the Well Gulch Nature Trail.
The Overlook Trail was first constructed by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado back in 1984. It was the organization’s first volunteer project after opening its doors as a nonprofit volunteer organization nearly 30 years ago. Since that time, VOC has provided thousands of volunteers and volunteer leadership in helping maintain and care for Lory State Park through stewardship efforts, including trail work, habitat restoration, and weed removal.
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“Our popular parks like Lory have ongoing care and maintenance needs,” said Ann Baker Easley, VOC Executive Director. “VOC is proud of our long-standing partnership with not only Lory, but all of Colorado’s State Parks in helping volunteers get involved in helping ensure treasured resources like these are cared for and remain for future generations to enjoy.”
The June 8-9 volunteer effort will focus on restoring eroded and fire-damaged sections of the trail. Volunteers will improve the trail’s sustainability by fixing drainage issues and helping to slow erosion. Natural materials found in the area will be used to help ensure long-term sustainability.
Volunteers are invited to join one or both days. No experience is necessary, and all tools and supplies will be provided. Register via the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado volunteer project calendar at www.voc.org/projects or call 303-715-1010. The minimum age to participate is 16.