Date set for Vail Valley highway cleanup |

Date set for Vail Valley highway cleanup

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado The Eagle River Watershed Council has announced the date for the 10th Annual Community Pride Highway Clean Up, where hundreds of volunteers in Colorado’s Vail Valley remove trash from the interstate and main roads. Volunteers are needed to join in the cleanup, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on May 2. People usually work in teams covering a one-mile portion of Interstate 70 and other major roads. Teams are needed from Vail Pass to Red Cliff to Gypsum. After the cleanup there will be a barbecue and live music at the 4 Eagle Ranch on Highway 131 in Wolcott from noon to 2 p.m. Last year there were nearly 1,000 volunteers who collected more than 50,000 pounds of trash. The cleanup is presented by Vail Resorts 360 and also sponsored by the El Pomar Foundation, Slifer, Smith & Frampton, Alpine Bank, 4 Eagle Ranch, Loaded Joes Coffeehouse, Moes Original BBQ, Vail Rotary, Waste Management, Vail Honeywagon, Colorado Department of Transportation and the towns of Vail, Avon, Eagle and Gypsum. Additional sponsorships, ranging from $250 t0 $5,000, are available. To volunteer, call Sue Mott at 970-926-3956 or e-mail Writer Dustin Racioppi

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