Miller Ranch Open Space River Restoration Project – August 23rd 3-6pm
by Jessica Foulis
CHANGE – August 24 Canceled
Our Restoration Project on August 23 was so successful that we completed all of the work! We will not be meeting the second day, August 24. Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out to restore Miller Ranch Open Space!
Miller Ranch is a beautiful and easily accessible riverside trail system. In recent years use has increased, leading to extensive trail braiding and undirected social trails through a significant portion of the riparian area. As a result, unfiltered runoff containing nutrients and sediment enters the Eagle River, threatening aquatic life and ecosystems as a whole. Eagle Valley Land Trust, Eagle River Watershed Council, and Eagle County Open Space are working together on the Miller Ranch Open Space River Restoration Project to help solve these issues.
This project will help mitigate environmental concerns associated with undirected social trails, while improving the trail network. This restoration project will ultimately improve the users’ experience as well as the health of the Miller Ranch riparian areas and the Eagle River.
Would you like to help?
When: Thursday, August 23 3-6PM 3-6PM
Who: You! Anyone can help with this project. There are plenty of jobs for people of all abilities. Families are welcome
What: We will have 2 projects running
1. Wetland and Meadow Preservation and Protection: building fencing to protect sensitive habitat
2. Consolidate River Access and Restore River Banks: install signage and restore riverbanks with native vegetation
Where: Miller Ranch Open Space
Directions: We will meet in the June Creek Elementary School parking lot and walk from there.
Click here for directions.
Bring: We will provide tools and materials. Please bring your can-do attitude and dress in clothes that can get dirty and will protect you from brush.
Weather: Please check EVLT’s Facebook page on the day of the event for information if there is inclement weather.
If you are interested in volunteering for this project, or would like to learn more, email email@example.com or call (970) 827-5406.