Community-pride cleanup in Vail Valley coming in May |

Community-pride cleanup in Vail Valley coming in May

Bob Moroney
Vail, CO, Colorado

It’s that time of year when the winter’s collection of trash along our roadways begins to surface (especially those ubiquitous plastic bags). While we are most grateful to the Colorado Department of Transportation crews that have been cleaning up portions of Interstate 70, we realize it is not feasible for them to cover the more than 120 miles of roadways in our community without our support.

On May 2, the Eagle River Watershed Council is hosting its 10th annual Community Pride Cleanup, and it needs your help.

This is one of the largest community-cleanup projects in the country, with more than 700 of your neighbors having participated in previous cleanups. Gather a few of your friends, and call Sue Mott at 970-926-3956 or e-mail her at for further details and assignment of a highway section. The cleanup should only take a few hours of your Saturday morning. You can play golf, ride your bike or rake your yard in the afternoon after the volunteer barbecue at 4 Eagle Ranch (thanks, Tom and Tess Backhus, for your continued generous support).

If you value the beauty of our valley and take pride in supporting your community, you need to step up to the plate and participate in this opportunity. Hope to see you at 4 Eagle Ranch after the cleanup.

Bob Moroney

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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.


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