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Volunteers recover about 5,000 pounds of trash during Gold Camp Road cleanup

Posted: 11:58 AM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-12 14:05:06-04
Gold Camp Road cleanup
Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service – PSICC National Forest

EL PASO COUNTY – The National Forest Service said volunteers picked up a total of 5,000 pounds of trash along Gold Camp Road during a cleanup event last weekend.

The volunteers mostly focused on cleaning up shooting areas along the road, but they also found an abandoned camper shell, which added plenty of weight to the grand total.

Camper
Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service – PSICC National Forest

Volunteers also cleaned up graffiti along the road and also restored fencing.

The forest service and local law enforcement temporarily banned target shooting while the volunteers worked.

A grand total of 125 people helped out, including members of Focus on the Forest, Colorado Springs Christian 4-Wheelers and other individuals.