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March 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
McPhee Reservoir, 27356 Forest Service Rd 271
Dolores, CO 81323
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$30000

April 2019

Mountain Roots Dig-In Day

April 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
1099 N 11th St
Gunnison, CO 81230 United States
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Free

Spring has sprung and we have gardening on our minds! We will be waking up our farm and gardens next month and would love for you to join us for our celebratory Spring Dig-In Days. Come dig in the dirt with us and help us start our summer garden in Gunnison. Come prepared with your water bottle and sun protection and get ready to have fun. A volunteer local food BBQ will be included.

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May 2019

Celebrate CO Public Lands at CDTC’s 7th Birthday Bash!

May 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Miners Saloon Golden, 1109 Miners Alley
Golden, 80401
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Free

Join the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) as we celebrate our 7th birthday with the help of our friends at The Trek, Fourpoints Bar, and the High Lonesome 100 Endurance Run! CDTC's Birthday comes on the heels of Colorado Public Lands Day (May 18), so join us in celebrating our shared passion for Public Lands - Miners Saloon will donate 10% of sales during the event to support CDTC's mission to complete, promote, and protect the Continental Divide Trail, and…

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Grounded: A multimedia, storytelling celebration of public lands

May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs, 80487
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Bud Werner Memorial Library and Yampa Valley Sustainability Council present GROUNDED, an evening of multimedia storytelling in honor of Colorado Public Lands Day and in celebration of our nation’s public lands. This year’s free live show includes videos, photos, stories, poems, sketches, song and improv.

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Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day

May 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bakers Brewery Silverthorne, CO, 531 Silverthorne Lane
Silverthorne, CO 80498 United States
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Free

Summit County local Tom Koehler will share some history of public lands as well as some of the challenges we now face.

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Celebration of Routt County Public Lands

May 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mountain Tap Brewery, 910 Yampa Street
Steamboat Springs, 80487
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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council invites community members and visitors to an informal networking event at Mountain Tap Brewery in celebration of Colorado Public Lands. Dylan Roberts, State Representative for House District 26, Eagle County and Routt County, will be at the event to provide updates on recent statewide public lands, climate action and other environmental legislation. Sarah Jones, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Executive Director, and Tim Corrigan, Routt County Commissioner, will also speak about the importance of public lands. Speakers…

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Marijuana Grow Site Clean Up

May 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - May 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Coaldale Campground, Hayden Creek Rd,
Coaldale Campground, 81222
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Help celebrate our public lands this Colorado Public Lands Day by getting your boots on the ground for a marijuana grow site clean-up with the Forest Service on Colorado Public Lands Day Saturday, May 18! Anyone is welcome to camp the night before (May 17), but it’s not required. USFS has reserved the Hayden Creek campground outside Coaldale for us. Saturday morning we will meet at the Coaldale Community Center, then head out around 8 a.m. to clean up the…

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Let’s Go Rafting! Save 15% off whitewater rafting trips

May 18, 2019
Performance Tours Rafting, 115 Gregg Dr.
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
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$65

Let's Go Rafting! Save 15% off whitewater rafting trips on Colorado Public Lands Day with Performance Tours Rafting. Book online using discount code PUBLICLANDS to receive 15% off your whitewater rafting adventure. This offer only applies to trips ON May 18, 2019 and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Mitchell Creek Trail Maintenance

May 18, 2019
Mitchell Creek Trail, Mitchell Creek Rd
Glenwood Springs, 81601
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Free

Spend Colorado Public Lands Day giving back to your favorite trail! In partnership with the US Forest Service, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is holding a community volunteer event on Mitchell Creek Trail in West Glenwood Springs. Volunteer work is open to all ages and will include trimming dense brush, clearing drainages, and stabilizing stone steps at creek crossings. This overgrown trail follows Mitchell Creek and has direct access to the Flat Tops Wilderness. Please register at RFOV.org

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State Forest State Park Photo Scavenger Hunt

May 18, 2019 - May 22, 2019
State Forest State Park, 56750 CO-14
Walden, Colorado 80480
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Free

Stop by the Moose Visitors Center for the guidelines. This is a fun way to get out and recreate on park. Once you are finished, post your pictures on Instagram or on Facebook and tag State Forest State Park. Add #ColoradoPublicLandsDay. We will select a winner for the best pictures and send you your prize. The last day to submit your photos is May 22nd. No inappropriate photos,follow all the park rules and regulations, stay on the designated trails, Leave…

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Noah’s Ark Rafting in Browns Canyon

May 18, 2019
Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting, 23910 US Hwy 285 S.
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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Spend Colorado Public Lands Day with us, enjoying a river trip through the Browns Canyon National Monument! Book online with Promo Code PLD19 and get 15% off Browns Canyon 1/2 or full day raft trips. Offer valid for trips on May 18, 2019. Join us!

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Falls Gulch and Falls Gulch Mountain Hike, A BLM Wild Lands Outing

May 18, 2019
Free

Saturday, May 18 CO Public Lands Day 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (Trailhead to trailhead times) Falls Gulch and Falls Gulch Mountain Hike, A BLM Wild Lands Outing We will put two short hikes together while visiting Falls Gulch and its namesake mountain above the Arkansas River near Cotopaxi. The two hikes will total five miles with 750 feet of elevation gain. Falls Gulch, an interesting valley with multiple springs, plant and wildlife diversity, and a small water fall at…

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Save 20% on Rafting, Ziplining, and more!

May 18, 2019
$20

Help us celebrate Public Lands Day Saturday, May 18 by getting outside and going on an adventure with us. Take 20% off any AVA single day activity with promo code MAY20. Call our adventure specialist at 970-423-7031 or visit our website at www.coloradorafting.net/finder/ to find the perfect adventure for Colorado Lands Day!

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Colorado Public Lands Day at Flying J Ranch

May 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Flying J Ranch, 9661 County Hwy 73
Conifer, Colorado
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Free

What better way to show your appreciation for our public lands than by lending a hand to help steward this great open space? No experience necessary, leadership provided by Colorado Mountain Club Conservation and Jefferson County Land Managers. For the next 2 years, Jefferson County Open Space's Forestry team will try to complete 100+ acres of forest management. The focus will be towards: wildfire mitigation, wildlife habitat improvement, and the overall natural resource protection in and around Flying J Ranch…

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Ice Cave Creek Trail Stewardship

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Palmer Reservoir Trailhead, Old Carriage Road
Palmer Lake, CO, CO 80133 United States
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Free

This incredibly scenic trail was built in 2013-2014 by a lot of community volunteers led by Pikes Peak Group and Denver Group of the Colorado Mountain Club. It's hard to believe that it's been 5 years since we finished building it! It's holding up pretty darn well, but it's time to do some maintenance and repair in some areas. The goal (besides not getting hurt and having fun) is to fix any minor problems and then leave this trail in…

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Bird Conservancy’s Annual BBQ for the Birds

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Barr Lake State Park Nature Center, 13401 Picadilly Rd
Brighton, CO 80603 United States
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$5 – $12

Mark your calendar to join us at Barr Lake State Park for the BBQ for the Birds, our our annual celebration of people, birds and land! Visit with Bird Conservancy staff and learn more about our science, education and land stewardship programs and how to help conserve birds around your home and in your community. Take the MIGRATION CHALLENGE and learn about International Migratory Bird Day—highlighting the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North…

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Red Rock Restoration & Celebration

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Join Rocky Mountain Field Institute, the City of Colorado Springs Parks Department, the Friends of Red Rock Canyon, and UpaDowna for a celebration of the 3rd Annual COLORADO PUBLIC LANDS DAY! We will kick off the day with a morning trail work session to restore redundant and unsustainable rogue trails in Red Rock Canyon Open Space. The project will run from 8:00am-12:00pm. After a morning of work, we'll have lunch and offer guided, educational hikes. After all that, keep the…

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Shoot and Cleanup – Bailey

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the Colorado Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and South Platte Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service for a range shoot and cleanup for Colorado Public Lands Day, May 18 at Harris Range in Bailey, CO. We need some dedicated volunteers to pitch in for a few hours on Saturday morning, May 18th to clean up a popular public lands location. Help us give back and demonstrate the importance of active stewardship and respect for our public lands.…

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North Delta Clean-Up

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

BLM Uncompahgre Field Office and Delta County are hosting an event with Thunder Mountain Wheelers, WESTCORE, Double J's Disposal, and numerous community members to clean up an area that is abused by illegal dumping. The event will take place on May 18, 2019 in North Delta. We will meet at the intersection of Trap Club Road and Fairview Road.

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North Delta cleanup

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

BLM Uncompahgre Field Office and Delta County are partnering with numerous groups to clean up an area that is abused by illegal dumping. The event will take place on May 18, 2019 in North Delta. Everyone will meet at the intersection of Trap Club Road and Fairview road.

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World Migratory Bird Day

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Vrain State Park, 3785 County Road 24 1/2
Firestone, CO 80504 United States
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$8

Environmental Education activities that are focused on birds!

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Annual Arkansas River Clean-up/Green-up

May 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, 307 W. Sackett Avenue
Salida, CO 81201 United States
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Free

The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) and Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) invite you to the 28th Annual Clean Up/Green Up in conjunction with Colorado Public Lands Day!   Join us as we work along the banks of the Arkansas River from Leadville to Canon City and below to clean up trash and debris from our river corridor in preparation for run-off. Following, AHRA and GARNA invite you to join us for picnics at parks in Buena Vista, Salida…

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WRV: Restoration Jam at Red Rocks

May 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Red Rocks Park, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy
Morrison, CO, 80465
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Free! - Register on the WLRV.org website

Join us on Colorado Public Lands Day from 8:30am to 2:00pm for a WRV tradition bringing together music and land stewardship! This event was started with the band Elephant Revival back in 2017, and we are passing the torch on to Carolyn Hunter from the Heartstring Hunters and Daniel Rodriguez (from Elephant Revival). This is the most fun you'll have at Red Rocks all summer! Come join us for a wonderful morning of trail restoration followed by a private acoustic…

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Leave No Trace

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lathrop State Park, 70 County Road 502
Walsenburg, 81089
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Learn about the Leave No Trace principles by participating in this family fun activity. Kids who participate will earn a Junior Ranger badge & certificate.

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Guffey Gorge Trail Project

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

This project will focus on the steep segment right after the trail head. Work will focus on fencing, rock steps, and stabilization. Rocky Mountain Field Institute will lead the project in partnership with the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office.

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Cheat Pullday

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Legion Park Gunnison, 81230 + Google Map

Pull invasive cheatgrass, seed native plants, protect pets and wildlife, prevent wildfire!

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Spraddle Creek Public Lands Day Celebration Hike

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Trail Parking Lot, Vail, Just north of the northern roundabout at the main Vail exit 176 on I-70 + Google Map
FREE

What: Spraddle Creek Public Lands Day Celebration Hike Where: North Trail Parking Lot, Vail When: Saturday, May 18, 9:00am - 2:00pm Cost: Free hike and Nature Connection Please pre-register. Hike Spraddle Creek, a wilderness addition to Eagles Nest Wilderness Area proposed as part of the CORE Act. Join author, activist, and nature-based coach, Susie Kincade, to explore one of the last roadless areas near Vail and learn more about this exciting bill that will protect 400,000 acres of wilderness, recreation,…

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BLM Wolford Mountain Clean-Up and OHV Play Area Improvements

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wolford Special Recreation Managment Area, Wolford Open OHV Play Area - County Road 224
Kremmling, 80459
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Trash cleanup for the Wolford Special Recreation Management Area and Open Off-Highway Vehicle Play Area Improvements. Improvements include installing a new Information Kiosk, delineating a dedicated parking and staging area, and boundary fence maintenance and improvements. Time: Saturday May 18th: 9am - 1pm Meeting Location: Wolford Open OHV Area - Wolford SRMA Directions: From US Hwy 40: Turn north on County Road 22 (nect to BLM office) for 1 Mile Turn left onto 224 Road for .5 miles Turn right…

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Cheers to Chatfield!

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Chatfield State Park, 11500 N. Roxborough Park Road
Littleton, 80125
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Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day at Chatfield State Park! A ranger led hike will provide you with the opportunity to take in the park's unique beauty while learning about its history, wildlife and vegetation. A trash pick-up and Leave No Trace program at the end of the hike gives participants a chance to give back to their beloved landscape. Meet at Audubon Nature Center/Discovery Pavilion located at the corner of Wadsworth & Waterton.

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Celebrating Our Neighbor – Black Ridge Canyon Wilderness

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Grand Junction Great Old Broads for Wilderness is celebrating our fabulous neighbor - the Black Ridge Canyon Wilderness with a booth at Pollack Bench Trailhead. What stories can you tell about our Wilderness?

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Gunnison Cheat Pull Day

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CO United States + Google Map
Free

Interagency, cooperative effort to pull/remove cheat grass in and near the City of Gunnison in celebration of Colorado Public Lands Day. Meet at Legion Park in Gunnison. Free food, drinks and prizes. "Let's kick Grass!"

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Recreational Boating and Boating Safety

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Valid Colorado State Park Pass required. Visit website for pass options and fees.

Navajo State Park - Windsurf Beach. Come out to try your skill on a stand-up paddle board and/or a small sailboat. Learn about recreational boating safety and opportunities at Navajo State Park. Kids, come out and color your own boating safety color-on and we will iron it onto a t-shirt for you. We will also have rope bag toss challenge and plenty of educational give-away items. No fees for the activities but a valid Colorado State Park pass is required.…

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Cheat Pull Day

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free!

Enjoy free breakfast, free lunch, and a prize giveaway while yanking up cheatgrass, a weed that harms dogs, rapidly destroys sagebrush, imperils wildlife and greatly increases the risk of wildfire. Cheatgrass spreads from the City of Gunnison onto private and public lands across Gunnison County, but we can stop that with your help! When: Saturday, May 18 from 9 am to noon. Where: Legion Park in Gunnison. What: Team up with fellow volunteers to pull cheatgrass across the city. Let’s…

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WRV: Larimer County Wildfire Mitigation

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Free

By thinning dense stands of trees, piling removing debris, and removing old fencing, volunteers will help to protect the water supply and improve forest health in the valuable and beautiful Elkhorn Creek drainage near Red Feather Lakes. For the fifth year, WRV is partnering with the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps and the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Elkhorn Creek area. Not only is…

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CORE Act/Public Lands Day Celebration Hike in Vail

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Trail Trailhead lot, exit 176 at Vail
Vail, 81631
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Free!

Hike Spraddle Creek near Vail, a wilderness addition to Eagles Nest Wilderness Area proposed as part of the CORE Act. Join author, activist, and nature-based coach, Susie Kincade, to explore one of the last roadless areas near Vail and learn more about this exciting bi-cameral Bill that will protect 400,000 acres of wilderness, recreation, and habitat in Colorado. Susie will guide you on the trail and offer practices in “forest bathing” showing you ways to work with nature to heal…

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McKenna Peak Hike

May 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free

McKenna Peak sits within a Wilderness Study Area managed by the BLM on the San Miguel-Dolores County boundary. Included in the San Juan region of the CORE Act, this area is proposed for permanent Wilderness protections. Explore this beautiful, lesser-know corner of Western Colorado public land. Hike: Easy with moderate spots. Explore the arroyos and sandstone ridges below McKenna Peak. Approximately 4 miles round trip with a moderate climb to Brumley Pt. giving an incredible view of McKenna Peak, the…

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Colorado Public Lands Day Fest

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Park, 12000 E 6th Ave
Aurora, Colorado 80010
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FREE

Protégete: Nuestro futuro vale la lucha and Conservation Colorado invite you to an outdoor festival celebrating the past, present, and future of our public lands! Join us for a day of speakers, exciting activities, and chances to connect with organizations that are making a difference in the conservation and public lands protection movement. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to take action to support the CORE Act, a bill sponsored by Congressman Joe Neguse and Senator Michael Bennet that aims…

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Rocky Mountain National Park Clean-Up

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rocky Mountain Conservancy, P.O. Box 3100, 48 Alpine Circle
Estes Park, CO 80517 United States
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Free

Rocky Mountain Conservancy and Rocky Mountain National Park will celebrate the third annual Colorado Public Lands Day by hosting a volunteer project in Rocky. In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a holiday recognizing the value of public lands within the state. Every year, the third Saturday in May is Colorado Public Lands Day celebrating the significant contributions these lands have to our state. Help celebrate our state’s public lands alongside the Conservancy and…

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Placerville Public Lands Cleanup

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Help celebrate our public lands this Colorado Public Lands Day by getting your boots on the ground for a trash clean up at a popular shooting range near Placerville. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is partnering with BLM and we need some dedicated volunteers to pitch in for a few hours on Saturday Morning, May 18th to clean up a popular public land locale for sighting in. Help us give back and demonstrate the importance of active stewardship and respect for…

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Public Land Trash Clean Up

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Help celebrate our public lands this Colorado Public Lands Day by getting your boots on the ground for a trash clean up at a popular shooting range near Placerville. BHA is partnering with BLM and we need some dedicated volunteers to pitch in for a few hours on Saturday Morning, May 18th to clean up a popular public lands locale. Help us give back and demonstrate the importance of active stewardship and respect for our public lands. We will be…

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Be A Scientist Day

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, 15807 Teller County Road 1
Florissant, 80816
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General Admission

10:00 am – 11:00 am Bird Activity Join us for a Ranger guided hike along the Petrified Forest Loop Trail (1.0 miles). Along with attending a Ranger guided hike, we will also be looking out for birds and completing some activities from the Great Backyard Bird Count. Please be ready around 10 am to attend the guided hike. Bird activity can be completed at any time during your stay, ask and Ranger at the front desk for a copy. Be…

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Kids to Parks Day

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights
Colorado Springs, CO 80926 United States
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$8 – $80

Join us as we celebrate National Kids to Parks Day and Colorado Public Lands Day! This is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy what makes Colorado such a wonderful place to live and recreate! We will have a variety of fun activities including archery, an obstacle course, hiking activities, crafts, and more! Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Close toed shoes are recommended. This event sponsored by the Friends of Cheyenne Mountain…

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Turkey Vulture Day a.k.a. TV Day

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Castlewood Canyon State Park, 2989 South State Highway 83
Franktown, 80116
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$8

Who? Why turkey vultures, of course! The dihedral of their wings makes them stable and efficient flyers, but it looks like they are out of control. Add they eat dead things, therefore do not have to be a jet fighter to swoop down and catch their food. All they have to do is land nearby and hop over to breakfast, lunch or supper. Do you wish to see this amazing bird? Come out to Castlewood Canyon State Park…the largest turkey…

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Stewardship Trash Recovery Hike at Vega State Park

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vega State Park, 15247 N 6/10 Road Unit A
Collbran, CO 81624 United States
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$8.00

We will take a hike around the park to pick up trash and enjoy the stunning views.

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Nature Scavenger Hunt Hike

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Eleven Mile State Park, 4229 County Road 92
Lake George, CO 80827 United States
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Join us for an introduction to the Junior Ranger program on a hike for a nature scavenger hunt. We will be detectives and search for nature items on our list. Meet at 10:00am at the parking lot of the Coyote Ridge Trail. Be sure to wear close toed shoes along with water to quench your thirst. Park pass required.

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25 Road Clean Up

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
25 Road Grand Junction, CO, BLM Public Lands on 25 Road
Grand Junction, CO, 81506
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Free!

25 Road in Grand Junction needs a bit of a spring cleaning! Please join the BLM and community partners to clean up trash along 25 Road. All ages welcome but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear sturdy closed-toed shoes, bring water, sunglasses/hat and sunscreen. Pants are recommended. Please bring work gloves if you have any! For more info, please call the Grand Junction BLM at 970-244-3000.

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3rd Annual Valley Floor CleanSUP

May 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Telluride Valley Floor, PO Box 389
Telluride, CO 81435
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Free

Celebrate CO Public Lands Day with SMA on Saturday May 18th! We will continue the tradition of floating down** the Valley Floor on SUPs and picking trash from the river. Technical gear provided (helmets, SUPs, PFDs, paddles, waders), but bring close-toed shoes, light gloves, sunscreen, water, mini dry bags, and waterproof and warm (non-cotton) layers (sometimes it snows but it's still fun)...if you have your own technical gear, you're welcome to bring it! **This year, we will make a gametime…

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Public Lands Paddle-board Float

May 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Telluride Valley Floor, PO Box 389
Telluride, CO 81435
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Free

Join us for an afternoon floating down the San Miguel River on paddle-boards to pick up trash floating in the river. We have space for 18 individuals (all gear, paddle-boards, PFDs to be provided). You must be 18+ to participate. We will start up-river in Telluride, float our way down to a designated pick-up spot, and then shuttle all our participants to a celebratory snack and happy hour! To register please fill out the link: https://forms.gle/28t4H4ooXZpcRhvr7

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Phil’s World Trail System Expansion

May 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cash Canyon Trailhead, Off U.S. Highway 160, County Road L (map and directions on website) + Google Map
Free

Celebrate the opening of several miles of trails in the Phil's World Trail System in Cortez, Colorado. Phil's World Trail System is one of the Bureau of Land Management's top 20 mountain biking trail systems in the U.S and is part of the Cortez Special Recreation Management Area. The ribbon cutting event starts at noon at the newly constructed Cash Canyon Trailhead. Following the one hour ceremony, join the BLM, Southwest Conservation Corps and volunteers with the Southwest Colorado Cycling…

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CO Public Lands Day Hike

May 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Perham Creek and Batch at Roaring Fork Beer Company, Carbondale, 520 S. Third Street
Carbondale, Colorado 81623
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FREE

What better way to celebrate your public lands than by hiking with friends? Three years ago, State Senator Kerry Donovan sponsored a bill recognizing the third Saturday in May as Colorado Public Lands Day, and it passed into law! This year will mark the third celebration of what we hope will become a wonderful statewide tradition of honoring and enjoying our public lands. To commemorate this special occasion, Wilderness Workshop and Bristlecone Mountain Sports are partnering to lead a free,…

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Wilderness Workshop’s Colorado Public Lands Day Hike

May 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Third Street Center, 520 South Third Street
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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Free

To commemorate this special occasion, Wilderness Workshop and Bristlecone Mountain Sports are partnering to lead a free, public hike on Saturday, May 18, at Perham Creek Trail outside of Carbondale. We’ll convene in the parking lot of the Third Street Center at 1 p.m. (parking is very limited at the trailhead). We’ll hike at an average pace for two-three hours and have a discussion about public lands in the Thompson Divide and our work to protect it through the CORE…

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Colorado Public Lands Day Celebration in Grand County

May 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Headwaters Center, 730 Baker Drive
Winter Park, 80482
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Free

Join Headwaters Trails Alliance, outdoor industries, federal agencies, outdoor organizations and interest groups of Grand County as we gather to celebrate this new holiday from 1-4 p.m. at the Headwaters Center at 730 Baker Drive, Winter Park, CO 80482. There will be booths, with information upcoming outdoor summer events, information on where to go for outdoor recreation and to how to you can get involved and give back to the lands that we all love and enjoy. Join us for…

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Camp Chef Wild Game Cookoff

May 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grossen Bart Brewery, 1025 Delaware Ave
Longmont, CO 80501 United States
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$10.00

It's that time of year again! Help us Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day and showcase your harvest and culinary skills for a chance to walk away with some new Camp Chef gear. Take a look at what you have left in your freezer from this past Fall and make your best dish! If you have meat in your freezer from a 2018 hunt, you really ought pull it out, scrape off all that freezer burn, and show us what you've…

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Cherry Creek State Park: Dog off-leash area clean-up day

May 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CO United States + Google Map
Free

Dedicated volunteers will help clean up one of the largest and most-visited dog parks in the state. This is a great opportunity to help Cherry Creek staff sustain and protect this highly valued resource for dogs and their owners. The focus of the time will be cleaning up pet waste that dogs have left. This helps protect the natural resources of the dog off leash area for current and future visitors. Many hands will make for light work. We look…

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West Slope Colorado Public Lands Day Celebration

May 18, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Stage @ Grand Junction Off-Road Festival, 4th St and Main St
Grand Junction, 81501
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Free

Come to the main stage at the Off-Road Festival to hear from some of our community leaders on public lands and why they are so important to our valley.

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Full Moon Hike

May 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Eleven Mile State Park, 4229 County Road 92
Lake George, CO 80827 United States
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Free

Enjoy peaceful serenity while being flooded with the light of a full moon. Shhh! Maybe we can see wildlife that are normally hidden in the darkness of night! Enjoy an easy 1.3 mile hike on the Coyote Ridge Nature Trail. Closed toe shoes required. Headlamps required. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join. Email deborah.peterson@state.co.us to reserve your spot! Minimum age for the hike is 7. Limited to 25 people! #ElevenMIleStatePark #DreamStream #ElevenMileCPW #SpinneyMountainCPW #FullMoonHike

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Family Camping: Trail Construction & Habitat Restoration @ Baca National Wildlife Refuge

May 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day on this signature Family Camping project, which offers something for individuals and volunteers of all abilities. While children ages 6-11 enjoy fun, educational activities led by VOC's Programs Manager and the Alpine Achievers Initiative, children ages 12+ will work alongside parents and family members to continue building the first-ever public trail in the Baca National Wildlife Refuge and remove old barbed-wire fencing to reduce the risk of injury to resident elk. All volunteers will be…

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Dinosaur National Monument Fence Removal

May 20, 2019 @ 7:00 am - May 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Help celebrate this Colorado Public Lands Day, May 18th, by getting your boots on the ground to support CPW with a fence removal project in Dinosaur National Monument and on BLM lands. This is going to be remote and awesome. The project will run for 4 days, from May 20th to May 23rd. Volunteers can show up for a day or the entire project. Volunteers will be meeting Brian Holmes (CPW project lead) at Deerlodge Campground, where folks are encouraged…

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Roaring Fork Conservancy’s Ruedi Reservoir Tour: Storing West Slope Water

May 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Roaring Fork Conservancy – River Center, 22800 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, 81621
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$10

Curious to know more about Ruedi Reservoir and its significance in the Roaring Fork Watershed? This is your chance! Join Mark Fuller and April Long from Ruedi Water and Power Authority to learn about transbasin water diversions and how Ruedi Reservoir operates, by visiting the reservoir. We’ll also gain a unique perspective of the dam and its construction from the Rocky Fork area. *Registration is Required* Please call (970) 927-1290 with questions. To learn more about Roaring Fork Conservancy's many…

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Lake Pueblo State Park Kick Off to Summer

May 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free: a valid park pass is required on all vehicles

Lake Pueblo celebrates Colorado Public Lands Day with a “Kick Off to Summer” event at the Arkansas Point Ranger Station. Compare your skills with our local wildlife by participating in our Wildlife Olympics. We will have kids’ crafts and games, trail information, patrol boat, displays, and a twilight hike. The fun starts at 5:30pm, culminating in a twilight hike at 7:30 pm. All activities are free; however a valid park pass is required on all vehicles.

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June 2019

Clean Up Green Up: Leadville-Lake County Community Clean-Up

June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake County Court Lawn, 505 Harrison Ave
Leadville, CO 80461 United States
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It's that time of year for the annual Lake County Community Clean-up! This year we are partnering with the Greater Arkansas River Association GARNA, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, The Lake County Community Fund, the City of Leadville, and Cloud City Conservation Center to organize community members to collectively clean-up our community in time for the summer season!

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May 2020

Beyond a Land Acknowledgement: Indigenous People and Public Lands

May 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CO United States
Free

Join Conservation Colorado for our keynote Colorado Public Lands Day event, featuring a panel discussion on the problematic histories of Indigenous Peoples and Public Lands and a commentary on a more hopeful future for the co-management of ancestry territory and tribal consultation. Panelists: Ernest House, Jr. Senior Policy Director, Keystone Policy Center Former Executive Director, Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs Len Necefer Founder and CEO, NativesOutdoors Professor of American Indian Studies, University of Arizona Anna Cordova Lead Archeologist, City of…

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The History of Colorado’s Public Lands: A Panel

May 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free

Learn about the history of our state’s most treasured places from a panel of experts on Tuesday May 12, 2020 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The panel will feature experts from across the state. We will be joined by: Colorado State Senator Kerry Donovan Dan Prenzlow, the Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife Dr. Melanie Armstrong, Public Lands Coordinator for the Masters of Environmental Management program at Western Colorado University Dr. Holly Norton, State Archaeologist and Deputy State Historic Preservation…

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Discover and explore your public lands using new COTREX trails app features

May 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Free

COVID-19 has caused some parks and trails across Colorado to close due to public health concerns. Behind the scenes, the COTREX trail app team has been adding new features like trail closures to help trail users make more informed decisions about where and how to visit public lands in Colorado. Come learn how to use the powerful free COTREX tool to plan your next adventure to beat the crowds and stay safe. Join the webinar on 8am Wednesday at: https://meet.google.com/zou-xppj-jhr…

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An idea worth sharing, a mission worth joining: Colorado Partners in the Outdoors Virtual Sessions

May 14, 2020 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
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Free

If ever there was a time to be outdoors, it’s now. Whether you're from a nonprofit, government entity, or business, learn how you can join in on an idea that's changing the future for an entire generation of Colorado kids. Generation Wild, an innovative movement launched by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to connect youth and families to the outdoors, will share inspiring new messaging to rally us together and lift us up during these times. You'll also hear how Volunteers…

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Public Lands – Trivia Night

May 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CO United States
Free

Come play some virtual wild and wacky Colorado public lands trivia with the Sierra Club. You will get inspiration for taking action for our lands, waters and wildlife while having a blast. You can create teams and the top three teams will get Sierra Club swag along with the winning team a gift card to a local outdoor retailer.

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Virtual Leave No Trace Night

May 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join the Continental Divide Trail Coalition and Steamboat Springs Gateway Community Ambassadors for a free virtual Leave No Trace workshop via Facebook Live! They’ll tell about the CDT near their home and refresh you on Leave No Trace principles you can use on the trail, whether you’re gearing up to explore your own neighborhood or preparing for a future visit to the Continental Divide Trail!

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EcoFlight Virtual tour of Grape Creek proposed mining exploration

May 15, 2020 - May 16, 2020
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free

Join EcoFlight for a virtual flyover of the rugged and wild Grape Creek near Cañon City, Colorado and learn about a new threat to these wilderness quality lands, and how you can help.

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Stories & Stewardship

May 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Free

Hear two stories of outdoor adventure and personal growth from James Edward Mills and Sarah Ortegon, followed by a short workshop to help you tell your own story. Story-telling is a skill that you can use when calling legislators, lobbying them in the capitol, giving public testimony, writing an Op-ed or LTE, or doing any kind of advocacy work. It's also a tool to help you understand your own story better & express yourself in a way that can make…

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Staying Connected to Conservation: Water and How the World Has (And Hasn’t) Changed

May 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of staying engaged during this time - and how to do so from home; how COVID-19 has and hasn't changed the natural world; and water policy as an example for getting involved. Webinar to be hosted by Hispanic Access Foundation. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XXvgfWN0S_S5DtC8jUF_LQ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Love Our Land: CO Public Lands Day

May 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Now is the time to come together to ensure the continued protection of our environment and communities. Colorado Public Lands Day is our opportunity to celebrate public lands, waters, the people who enjoy them, and the policies that we must pass to protect them. Join the Western Slope Conservation Center on Friday, May 15 for a Virtual Happy Hour celebration of the public lands of the Lower Gunnison Watershed. We will host a fun public lands trivia game to test…

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A virtual film screening and discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing our public lands

May 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CO United States
Free

Join Conservation Colorado for a dynamic evening discussing the new film, Public Trust, as well as the challenges & opportunities facing our public lands today. Public Trust follows acclaimed outdoor journalist Hal Herring as he explores America's public lands: national treasures currently under threat from the Trump administration. Moderated by Conservation Colorado executive director Kelly Nordini, panelists will include state Senator Kerry Donovan, and Public Trust filmmakers David Byars and Jeremy Rubingh. Upon completing registration you will receive a confirmation…

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New Film Screening: Rio Rica

May 16, 2020
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Free

Rarely in the Colorado River Basin do we run across rivers that remain relatively unknown; this is the Little Snake River. Rarer still is finding a stream with tremendous ecological importance and redefining our understanding of how rivers move the Earth. Rica Fulton introduces us to this world. A graduate student who stumbled across the Little Snake investigating a proposed dam on the river. What she found is the revelation and reward of going out on the river itself, talking…

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Colorado Public Lands Day during Colorado Endangered Species Week

May 16, 2020
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Free

For Colorado Endangered Species Week, join Rocky Mountain Wild and their partners Eco Flight, National Parks Conservation Association, and The Wilderness Society to celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day by exploring the importance of inclusion and equity in our public lands. Public lands technically belong to and benefit all of us, but certain populations have never felt welcome in our public lands. Others have never seen themselves represented and instead have seen themselves actively erased from the history of public lands.…

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Keep Your Distance: Recreation Impact Monitoring during COVID

May 16, 2020
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Free

Although we can't host a traditional volunteer event this year, you can still give back to Colorado's public lands using the CMC RIMS Mobile App. www.cmc.org/app Join us virtually from your favorite local trailhead to monitor visitor use through the app! A parking lot count or user observation takes less than 30 seconds and this data will help land managers understand visitation to parks, trailheads, climbing crags and more. This info is particularly important to understand recreation trends during the…

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Solo Trailhead Clean-up

May 16, 2020
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Free

Pick your favorite trailhead within 10 miles of your home and clean-up that little piece of paradise.

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Creating Pathways to Natural Resource Careers: By Youth and For Youth

May 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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Free

How can we build youth awareness of the variety of opportunities to build a career in Natural Resources? Ask young people! Join us to learn from Youth Advisory Council members and partners on their work designing a new resource for high school students to explore natural resource careers. Learn more about the ideas generated and add your input and ideas for how natural resource employers, youth outdoor programs, and more can use this resource.

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Policies for Getting Colorado Kids Outside: Colorado Partners in the Outdoors Virtual Session

May 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Free

Participants will learn about, discuss, and contribute to policy ideas that support the next generation of Coloradan’s connection to the outdoors. We will share and discuss some policy ideas that are in the works in Colorado, including those that support equitable access, encourage outdoor activities both in and out of school time, and strengthen environmental education. This session will also share ideas from the Youth Outdoor Policy Playbook and inspiring state policy ideas from other states.

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May 2021

Cheers to CO Public Lands Day ! A Happy Hour Roundtable Conversation and Celebration with Sen. Kerry Donovan

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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Free

State Senator Kerry Donovan will be joined by panelists from Conservation Colorado, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and Colorado State University's Public Lands History Center for a roundtable discussion and celebration in honor of the 5th Annual Colorado Public Lands Day. Grab your favorite happy-hour beverage and join us!

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Virutal Public Lands Trivia

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free

Come play some virtual wild and wacky Colorado public lands trivia with the Sierra Club. You will get inspiration for taking action for our lands, waters and wildlife while having a blast. You can create teams and the top three teams will get Sierra Club swag along with the winning team a gift card to a local outdoor retailer.

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Making Public Lands Truly Public

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CO United States

Join Conservation Colorado and a panel of incredible speakers for a discussion celebrating Colorado Public Lands Day with a discussion on how to make public lands a more equitable place. RSVP here: Join the Event

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Crosscut Training

May 14 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm
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Free

SJMA and Retired Wilderness Ranger Anne Dal Vera will be hosting a crosscut saw training as a celebration of Colorado Public Lands Day! In light of the ever present need to keep trails clear and accessible across our mountains, we will be training sawyers who can assist with this effort. Participants will need a current CPR/First Aid certification in order to participate. Class Schedule * Prior to May 14th: Online course: 8 hours with a test * Friday, May 14th:…

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Crew Leadership for Trails @ Edwards

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 4:00 pm
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$100

This course is ideal for those with prior trail experience and is ideal for those interested in leading volunteer crews on trail projects; those interested in leading volunteer crews for any organizations may register. ​Where You'll Be: This course includes a self-paced, online portion that must be completed prior to attending the in-person training in the Edwards or Eagle area. Final location information will be sent to registered trainees within two weeks of the course date. What You'll Do: In…

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Love Our Land: Celebrate CO Public Lands Day With WSCC

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

We will be traveling to a site on top of McClure Pass to remove an illegally built structure. Some photos of the structure are included below. We estimate this process will take approximately 2-3 hours, depending on the number of volunteers we have with us. After the structure removal, we will go for a hike up the Huntsman Ridge Trail. This is one of the areas that would be protected in the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. COVID-19 guidelines…

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Volunteer Workday at Cresta Open Space

May 15 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Free

Join the Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) for a volunteer workday at Cresta Open Space to complete a trail reroute! The Rocky Mountain Field Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of public lands in Southern Colorado. RMFI is committed to protecting and enhancing the ecological health of our land and water resources by completing projects focused on watershed restoration, forest health, and creating sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities. By…

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30th Annual Arkansas River CleanUp-GreenUp

May 15 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area invites you to the 30th Annual Cleanup-Greenup in conjunction with Colorado Public Lands Day! Join us as we work along the banks of the Arkansas River from Leadville to Cañon City and below to clean up trash and debris from our river corridor in preparation for run-off. Out of respect for Gov. Jared Polis' call for social distancing to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, participants are urged to work only in family groups…

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Headwaters Trails Alliance Trail Maintenance Workshop

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Free

Join us for our Adopt-A-Trail (AAT) workshop and learn how to become a volunteer with HTA! The workshop will include classroom training in the morning followed by practice in the field for the afternoon. Learn about our AAT program and how you can get involved! Participants will learn the skills necessary to perform trail maintenance tasks independently and in groups. We will cover techniques such as corridor clearing, drainage construction, fallen timber clearing, tool safety, risk management, and how to…

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Wildcat Canyon Day Hike

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Free

Join Wild Connections for a hike into a remote section of the South Platte River known as Wildcat Canyon. This area upstream of Cheeseman Reservoir largely escaped damage in the Hayman Fire, but is now threatened by illegal motorized use. This hike will cover about 8 miles, with an elevation change of about 1200 feet, and is rated strenuous because of the distance and elevation change. Maximum 10 participants. Participants should bring lunch, plenty of water and snacks, clothing suitable…

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“Feel the Burn” Interpretive Mountain Bike Ride

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Free

Celebrate Colorado Public Lands day by learning about forest health. Join SJMA and the Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest Collaborative for an educational mountain bike ride through Boggy Draw. Rolling through ponderosa pine forests, we’ll learn some of the common plants, how these forests are adapted to wildfire, about the goals and effects of management activities like prescribed fire and thinning, and about the large-scale efforts underway to protect and restore these forests.

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Get Out! Tapping Party at Mountain Tap Brewery

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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free

For the fifth year in a row, Mountain Tap Brewery in Steamboat Springs has brewed a beer to celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day. "Get Out!" is a Belgian-style saison brewed with all Colorado ingredients. Mountain Tap Brewery taps up the beer each year on Colorado Public Lands Day and encourages everyone to Get Out and enjoy our public lands, protect them, preserve them, respect them and support them responsibly!

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Colorado Public Lands Day with Wilderness Workshop!

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Come celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Colorado Public Lands Day and get a sneak preview of our 2021 Summer Events! This is a roundtrip three-mile, easy-to-moderate hike, suitable for all ages. We’ll hike, then discuss summer events and advocacy opportunities over food and drink at the trailhead. To help us plan, please register in advance. Additional information will be sent in your confirmation email.

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Youth and Family Boating Trip on the Dolores

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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$15

Join us for a day trip on the upper Dolores River! Hosted by Dolores River Boating Advocates and outfitted by our partners at Mild 2 Wild, enjoy a day soaking in the beauty of this marvelous river! Prepare to have a ton of fun boating, enjoy lunch riverside, and learn a bit about responsible recreating. Sign up at the Cortez Recreation Center. Cost is $15. Space is limited. *Note: Trip is dependent on boatable river flows.

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