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Opportunity Name
Green Mountain Trail Construction & Reroute
 
Start Date
06/29/2013
End Date
06/29/2013
Start Time
08:00 AM
End Time
04:00 PM
Summary
Help us put the finishing touches to the Rooney Valley Trail on Green Mountain (William Frederick Hayden Park).
Description

STEWARDSHIP SITE

William Frederick Hayden Park, situated atop Green Mountain, has grown since the initial parcel of land was generously donated by the Hayden Family in 1972. Now with more than 2,400 acres of open space, it is the second largest park in Lakewood. The park features a network of multi-use trails, many of which lead to the summit of Green Mountain which, at 6,800 ft (1320 ft above the City of Lakewood), offers stunning vistas of both the Denver metropolitan area to the east and the Rockies to the west. Once home to the buffalo, this park still provides a rich habitat for a diverse array of wildlife.

VOLUNTEER PROJECT - WHAT & WHY

We will be building a reroute for a portion of the Rooney Valley Trail that is presently too steep and eroding daily. This will allow access to the entire park and help prevent runaway erosion. The reroute will be approximately half a mile, and in addition to trail construction, work will consist of shrub removal, revegetaton, closure of the original trail, and some bridge-building.

PARTNERS

City of Lakewood

OTHER FUN STUFF

Meals: A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Type of work
Trail Work
Region
Denver Metro Area (MET)
City
Lakewood
State
Colorado
County
Jefferson
Groups allowed?
Yes
Maximum group size
20
Maximum registrations under an Individual
20
Senior friendly?
Yes
Minimum Age
14
Physical Difficulty
Moderate