Vails annual cleanup day is May 30
VAIL, Colorado People who help cleanup the town of Vail, Colorado May 30 will be awarded $25 to donate to a local charity. The cleanup begins at 12:30 p.m.Local groups and organizations are being asked to contact the town in advance to make arrangements to participate. Organizations eligible for donations are: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens; Bnai Vail; Boy Scout Troops 231 and 234; Bravo Guild; Childrens Garden of Learning; Colorado Ski Museum; Eagle County Animal Shelter/Humane Society; Eagle County Crime Stoppers; Eagle County School District (All Schools/Sports/Clubs); Eagle River Scholarship Fund; Eagle River Watershed Council; Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability; Eagle Valley Christian Academy; Eagle Valley Community Fund; Eco Trails; Elk Foundation; First Descents; Food Resource Center; Friends of the Dance; Girl Scout Troops 154, 155 and 164; Gore Range Natural Science School; Habitat for Humanity Literacy Project; Meet the Wilderness; Resource Center; Salvation Army; Shaw Cancer Center; Skate Club of Vail; Snowboard Outreach Society; The Youth Foundation; United Way; Vail Chamber & Business Association; Vail Child Care Center; Vail Fire Department; Vail Jazz Foundation; Vail Library; Vail Mountain Rescue Group; Vail Mountain School; Vail Symposium; Vail Valley Foundation and Vail Valley Soccer Club.All volunteers will be treated to free pizza and beverages donated by Blue Moose Pizza at the Arrabelle at Vail Square. To register for the cleanup, e-mail email@example.com and indicate how many volunteers will be coming and the nonprofit recipient. For additional details, contact Bill Carlson at 970-479-2333. The town will also offer free curbside pickup for non-hazardous items, such as couches, mattresses and other furniture on May 28. Freezers or refrigerators can not be accepted. To make an appointment, call the towns Public Works Department at 970-479-2158 no later than May 27. Also, free dumpsters to dispose of items such as televisions, bed springs and small furniture will be available in three locations throughout the community on May 29 and May 30. The locations are the North Trail parking lot in West Vail, the East Vail parking lot on the south side of Interstate 70 and the parking lot at Ford Park. Disposal of hazardous materials or refrigerators is not permitted.
Wildfires have become more numerous, bigger and more destructive in the past 40 years. That’s a big deal in a town surrounded by public land.