National Public Lands Day: Panorama Point Trail Restoration @ Corwina Park

Give back on this large Front Range project.
Type of Work:
Ecological Restoration, Trail Construction, Trail Restoration/Maintenance
Dates:
September 28, 2019
Times:
8:00 am-4:30 pm
Physical Difficulty:
Moderate
Minimum Age:
14
Region:
Greater Denver Area
State:
Colorado
City:
Morrison
County:
Jefferson
Camping:
No
Groups Allowed:
Yes
Payment Required:
No
Individual, Family, Friends Registration Organized Group Registration
You will be sent to a secure registration site.

Description

Where You'll Be:
Just west of Denver and Morrison is Corwina Park, 298 acres of the protected open space spread throughout Bear Creek Canyon. The area is home to a unique cross-section of plant communities and the popular Panorama Point Trail is an approximately 1.2-mile hike that leads to a gorgeous overlook offering views that span west toward Mount Evans overlooking Kittridge and Evergreen.

What You'll Do:
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with up to 100 volunteers from across the Front Range! After enjoying breakfast and packing a lunch provided by our volunteer Crew Chefs, you'll split into crews of 8-10 people and hike about 45 minutes to the project site. From there, you'll spend the day working on a variety of critical trail maintenance tasks. There will be something for everyone from creating a new section of trail to building a switchback and closing and re-seeding unsustainable, user-created "social trails". Open to volunteers ages 14+, this is a great opportunity to explore natural areas close to Denver and give back to your public lands.

Click here to learn more about the importance of trail maintenance.

Why It Matters:
There are a number of unsustainable, user-created "social trails" that lead hikers astray and inevitably damage the natural environment and native plant life. By restoring and re-establishing the Panorama Point Trail, you will create a safer and more sustainable experience for hikers that will protect the habitat in this deservedly popular and wonderfully accessible natural space getaway.

Need-to-Know Details:

  • 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 outreach@voc.org 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 120,000 people in more than 1,000 volunteer projects for a donated labor value of $24 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.