Trail Construction @ Signature Bluffs Natural Area

Create a natural-surface trail in Greeley on this project for volunteers ages 12+.
Type of Work:
Trail Construction
Dates:
April 27, 2019
Times:
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Physical Difficulty:
Moderate
Minimum Age:
12
Region:
Front Range North
State:
Colorado
City:
Greeley
County:
Weld
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

Project photo by the City of Greeley.

Where You'll Be:
Situated along the Cache La Poudre River in Greeley, the Signature Bluffs Natural Area is a mecca for Weld County residents, offering top-notch fishing, hiking, and biking opportunities. In addition, the area is home to large swath of natural river habitat and, of course, the "signature bluffs". This significant geological system was carved by the river over millions of years and is a distinctive feature along the river's edge.

What You'll Do:
Spend a Spring day along the Cache la Poudre River as you work to build a new, natural-surface trail in Greeley's Signature Bluffs Natural Area. After coffee and a light breakfast provided by our volunteer Crew Chefs, you'll work along a fairly flat section with dozens of volunteers aged 12+ to clear the trail corridor of shrubs and branches, establish the trail tread itself, install drainage structures to prevent erosion and preserve the long-term integrity of the trail, and possibly reroute some sections of another nearby trail. This project is a great way to get outside with the family and discover a new recreational area along the Front Range; lunch will also be provided.

Why It Matters:
Residents and visitors can enjoy numerous paved trails around Greeley, but there are few natural-surface options available. These trails are in high demand: a user-created "social trail" has already developed in the area. By formalizing that route, you'll help create a more sustainable trail and open up recreational opportunities for hikers, walkers, and joggers.

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 contact Emily Schaefer at 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.