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Vail CO, Colorado

Help the wilderness

As I’m sure you’re aware, federal budget priorities have left critical national treasures underfunded. For this reason, Friends of the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness was created.

Friends of the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose goal is to maintain and enhance the Eagle’s Nest and Holy Cross wilderness areas. Our areas of focus are hiking patrols, campsite and noxious weed inventories. We ask for a commitment of four trips into the wilderness over the course of the summer. Training materials, (maps, books, etc.) are provided along with a painless study on guest interaction.

For those who want to be a tad more scientific, separate, but no less painless, short courses on noxious weed identification and GPS usage will be available.

I urge interested parties to fill out an application by May 12. They are available online at http://www.fenw.org/volunteer/vwsinfo.htm, or at the front desk of the Holy Cross Ranger District office in Minturn. Our first meeting/training session will be 8:30 a.m. June 2 at the Minturn Town Hall. A lunch like you never dreamed of will be provided. If you have any questions, or just need a push in the right direction, call me at 827-5970.

P.S. Some say I look 30 pounds younger in my uniform!

Michael Arnett

Volunteer Ranger

Vail

Hurrah for cleanup

April 28 was an awesome day to remember.

More than 100 team leaders gathered more than 1,000 volunteers to clean up 135-plus miles of Eagle County roadways. That includes I-70, Highway 6, Highway 24, Highway 131.

This effort was organized by Joe Macy of the Eagle River Watershed Council.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in such a great environmental activity.

We appreciated 4 Eagle Ranch hosting the yummy barbecue provided by the Arrowhead Alpine Club and to all the sponsors that made this event possible.

It was truly a worthwhile community effort to keep Eagle County clean and green!

Sue Mott

Volunteer Coordinator


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