FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2014
Spring Into Service 2014 at Apex Park
The Colorado Mountain Club Partners with Jeffco Open Space to Repair Flood-Damaged Park
GOLDEN, COLO. – The fourth-annual Spring Into Service event needs your help more than ever as the Colorado Mountain Club partners with Jeffco Open Space to repair a local park badly damaged by the September 2013 floods.
The first trail stewardship project of the season, Spring Into Service 2014 will focus on reconstructing washed-out trails, cleaning up waterways and restoring native habitats at popular Apex Park near downtown Golden. The park was closed for more than five months following the major flood event and partially reopened in March. Jeffco Open Space, which manages the park, aims to open the entirety of Apex by the end of 2014. The Spring Into Service event will play a major part in accomplishing that goal.
The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17. In addition to the service efforts, there will be family friendly environmental education activities throughout the day. Spring Into Service will feature projects and fun for all ages and experience levels. Once the work is finished, relax and celebrate with food, live music and gear giveaways. More than 100 volunteers took part in 2013.
Participants are asked to bring a daypack with water, snacks and extra layers for the unpredictable spring weather in Colorado. The event will go on rain or shine.
The Colorado Mountain Club is the state’s leading recreation, conservation and education organization. Information about its popular outdoor recreation schools, adventure travel trips, conservation initiatives and young adult education programs will be available during Spring Into Service, as well as membership discounts.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Please visit www.cmc.org/springintoservice for more information.
About the Colorado Mountain Club
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 nearly 6,000 members statewide who explore and protect the wild areas of Colorado. CMC offers hundreds of events and classes for all ages and abilities. Throughout its history, the club has been instrumental in landmark achievements such as the designation of Rocky Mountain National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, and the passage of the Wilderness Act. To become a member, visit www.cmc.org.