Where You'll Be:
Just outside of North Cheyenne Canyon near Colorado Springs, Stratton Open Space is visited by an estimated 150,000 people each year to enjoy the area's many hiking and biking trails, which travel through five distinct ecosystems. The open space also connects users to the Pikes Peak Greenway and a trail network in Bear Creek Regional Park.
What You'll Do:
Spend a Saturday in Colorado Springs to reroute a significant access trail to Stratton Open Space. After a light breakfast provided by our volunteer Crew Chefs, you'll join approximately 60-70 volunteers ages 14+ in closing the old route and replacing it with a new, more sustainable trail. Those who enjoy more technical tasks may have the opportunity to construct small timber pedestrian bridges, install rock steps, and build erosion control structures such as check dams. Lunch will also be provided.
Why It Matters:
Stratton Open Space is a local favorite and the trail you help build will serve as an integral access point for residents looking to enjoy Stratton Open Space and its trail connections to North Cheyenne CaÃ±on, the Pike National Forest, Bear Creek Regional Park, and the Pikes Peak Greenway. By building a more sustainable route, your efforts will help protect the beauty and natural resources of this area for years to come.
- Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single day projects.
- VOC will provide all equipment including tools and work gloves.
- Cancellation: Our partners rely on VOC volunteers to accomplish critical stewardship needs, and our projects often have wait lists. If you need to cancel, please email Kendall Cox or call 303-715-1010 ext. 116 as soon as possible so we can free your spot for another volunteer and have a full workforce.
About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is the state's oldest, largest, and leading outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization. Founded in 1984 to motivate and enable people to become active stewards of Colorado's natural resources, VOC has engaged nearly 125,000 people in more than 1,000 volunteer projects for a donated labor value of $25 million. Through award-winning youth and volunteer programs, leadership training, capacity-building programs, and collaborative efforts with nonprofits and land management agencies, VOC is an invaluable resource in Colorado, especially as our outdoor stewardship needs are approaching near-crisis levels. For more information, visit www.voc.org or call 303-715-1010.