Volunteers take part in Day of Remembrance event

It was a gloomy September Saturday when the Rocky Mountain Conservancy held their September 11 Day of Remembrance volunteer event at Many Parks Curve in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Due to the chilly, misty weather, only two volunteers participated. Not to worry! The Conservancy and RMNP Volunteer department staff coordinated a very successful event at a popular location that certainly needed the attention.

For the few hours the crew was out, they picked up more than 20 pounds of trash from the area below the Many Parks Curve Overlook. This is a heavily used viewpoint, and the hillside beneath the railing accumulates lots of trash. In just one day, the volunteer team was able to make a significant dent on the unsightly trash in this area.

It is often said that many hands make light work, and this is especially true with litter cleanups. The Conservancy and the park volunteer program plan to continue their partnership into 2023 with even more litter cleanup events in a variety of locations next year. Stay tuned!

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