NOW IS THE TIME TO SIGN UP!   October 9, 2021

Boulder County Parks and Open Space has been making some progress cleaning up Heil Valley Ranch after the Calwood Fire.  They had hoped to be able to re-open the south of the Park this fall, but unfortunately will not be able to meet that goal until spring of 2022.  However, volunteers can help accelerate the project.

What: We will be reworking the low water crossing on the Grindstone Quarry Trail, removing some remnants from the debris flow that occurred earlier this year, touching up some areas around rock steps and then adding ¾” rock to the area.

The work will be moderately strenuous and will include the use of hand tools such as McLeods, pick mattocks, rakes, and shovels.  (However, you can do as much hard work or as little as you like!)

When: Saturday, October 9
            Meeting time: 8:00am        Project End time: 12:00 pm

Where:  Please plan to meet at Lefthand Canyon/Geer Canyon Dr at 8:00 and once everyone is accounted for head towards one of the parking areas. Staff will meet us at the park entrance and then lead everyone in to the parking area.

RSVP: Chris Morrison

Please contact Chris in addition to signing the county’s waiver below so we can plan.

Here is a link for participants to sign a waiver before the project: Or you can sign up the morning of the work project on an ipad staff will provide.

Weather: The weather looks GREAT for next weekend! However, weather in Colorado is unpredictable at any time of year.  It is important that you bring warm and waterproof clothing that you can work in, as we will try to complete the work even in slightly inclement weather (cold temps, light rain/snow).  

What You Should Bring
Water bottle and water
Sturdy shoes/boots – no sandals please
Pants – recommended
Work gloves (if you have a special pair) otherwise we will provide them
Layers of clothes
Rain gear
Backpack – for carrying clothing, food, etc.
Binoculars or camera (optional)

We Will Provide:
Work gloves
Extra Water
First aid kit
All necessary tools

Thanks in advance for volunteering with BATCO and Boulder County Parks & Open Space!

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