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Earth Day Restoration Project – Calling all volunteers!

by Bergen Tjossem

Spring’s arrival marks the beginning of another recreation season across the Rocky Mountains. Last year, a fire sparked west of the Town of Gypsum on public lands and burned approximately 95 acres before being contained, leaving some damage to the Gypsum Campground and Community Boat Launch. The blaze also revealed trash and debris that had previously been covered by vegetation. Colorado’s public lands often bear the brunt of the recreational cycle, and now is our chance to help clean up and restore our public lands.

This Earth Week, EVLT is teaming up with our partners at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a restoration project at the Gypsum Campground to help restore the land after the fire. Activities will include trash pickup and native seed planting. We’re calling on you to come out, and help restore our public lands!



When: Earth Day – Saturday, April 22nd 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, with lunch provided afterward.

Where: Gypsum Community Boat Site (39.652522, -106.984212)

Bring: Those interested should come prepared to spend 3-4 hours outside with sun protection, water, proper layers for Colorado weather, gloves, working clothes and sturdy hiking/work boots.

As far as equipment goes, the BLM will be providing all the necessary tools for the project. However, if you have a pair or two of work gloves, please bring them.

Drinks, snacks, and lunch will be provided by EVLT!

Weather: This event is weather-dependent, please check EVLT’s Facebook page on the day of the event for information if there is inclement weather.