VAIL — The U.S. Forest Service and Vail Mountain invite community volunteers to the annual mountain cleanup on Tuesday. Volunteers will receive a single-day lift ticket voucher for the 2014-15 winter season and will be treated to a free barbecue lunch.
Volunteers are strongly encouraged to complete their release waivers prior to cleanup day. On cleanup day, all volunteers should meet at the base of the Gondola One in Vail Village by 9 a.m. with their own work gloves, water, sun block, hat, snacks, sturdy hiking shoes and clothing for inclement weather. Volunteers will be transported up the mountain at 9 a.m. via Gondola One, provided with trash bags and then transported to cleanup sites. The Wildwood Express Lift (No. 3) will also be running to help transport volunteers.
BARBECUE FOR VOLUNTEERS
Beginning at noon, the Vail Mountain dining staff will host a barbecue at Sarge’s Grill at Mid-Vail for all volunteers, at which time the lift ticket vouchers will be distributed to volunteers age 12 and older. After lunch, volunteers will meet again to continue cleaning and hike down to the base area on assigned trails. Those who choose not to walk down the mountain may download on Gondola One.
All volunteers will need to complete and sign a liability release form and bring it with them on the day of mountain cleanup in order to participate. Liability releases are available online at www.vail.com/mountaincleanup.