Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department teaming up with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)

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ASL-supported volunteer project taking place Saturday in Stratton Open Space

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –The Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department is teaming up with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado for an American Sign Language-supported volunteer project in Stratton Open Space on Saturday, April 23. Volunteers will work on rerouting three sections of the Gold Camp Path that, due to erosion and degradation of vegetation, has become unsustainable. The event is happening on Celebrate Trails Day and in National Volunteer Month.

“We love working with community volunteers and are excited about conducting this trail work with members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community for a second consecutive year ,” said Dan Allen, Colorado Springs Trail Project Specialist. “ One of the goals of our volunteer program is to provide fully inclusive experiences, and this project is a great example of how we strive to do that.”

Purchased by the City of Colorado Springs in 1998, Stratton was the first property acquired with funding from the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) program. TOPS is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Stratton has 14 miles of trail located in 318 acres of open space adjacent to North Cheyenne Cañon Park in southwest Colorado Springs.

Media are welcome and encouraged to attend.

When  Saturday, April 23, 8:30 a.m.

Where Stratton Open Space, 1504 Ridgeway Ave.

RSVP Media should RSVP to coordinate onsite interviews by emailing cassie.melvin2@coloradosprings.gov or calling/texting 719-726-4175.

Event dates

Location Stratton Open Space (map)
1504 Ridgeway Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Date/Time Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 8:30am

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