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Spring Into Service This Spring With The Colorado Mountain Club

CMC, REI and Jefferson County Open Space Present the First Trail Stewardship Project of the Season

May 5, 2011 - PRLog -- The state’s leading recreation, conservation, and education organization, the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC), will host its first trail stewardship project of the season Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. at the North Table Mountain Park trailhead on Highway 93 in Golden.  Spring Into Service is a family friendly outdoor volunteer project, co-hosted by Colorado Mountain Club, REI and Jefferson County Open Space.  

“While making your summer outdoor plans, think about volunteering time to help improve the heavily used trail system in Colorado that thousands utilize each year,” said CMC’s Land Partnerships Manager Lisa Cashel. "North Table Mountain Park is truly a local gem and we hope that our volunteer project will create a group of citizen stewards that will take interest in enhancing recreation opportunities in the park while protecting this special place now and for future generations.”

This event will feature three types of service projects – a family friendly nest box building station and park clean up, a teen friendly fence removal project and new trail construction for adults.  All projects will be designed and led by Jefferson County Open Space staff. Volunteers are asked to bring a day pack with water, snacks and extra layers for unpredictable Colorado weather. The event will take place rain or shine.

The CMC will also provide information about its popular hiking and mountaineering schools, adventure travel opportunities, conservation and youth education programs.  New members who join the Colorado Mountain Club at Spring Into Service will be eligible for a discount.
The Spring Into Service event wraps up with a free lunch provided by REI, gear giveaways, education booths and a pack horse demonstration with the Backcountry Horsemen of America.

Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, visit www.cmc.org/spring2service
About the Colorado Mountain Club (www.cmc.org)

The Colorado Mountain Club is the premier outdoor conservation, education, and recreation organization in Colorado. Founded in 1912, CMC reaches an annual constituency of over 40,000 citizens, including 5,000 youth, providing a comprehensive and diverse range of programs and activities. Programs revolve around education, conservation, science, history, policy, recreation, arts and culture. CMC offers a wide range of opportunities for the public to explore, observe, and learn about the Southern Rockies, while simultaneously leading efforts to protect the species, habitats, and wildness of our public lands. CMC publishes a quarterly magazine, Trail & Timberline, and operates a press with more than 20 current titles. No other organization in the Intermountain West has such a strong or broad-based approach connecting people to our Colorado landscape.

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The Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to adventure, education and preservation in Colorado. Established in 1912 by mountaineering enthusiasts, CMC now has more than 7,000 members statewide.

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