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CPW looking for volunteers to help in public land clean-up efforts

Purgatoire River State Wildlife Area
Posted at 5:14 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 19:15:52-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help clean up State Wildlife Areas in southeast Colorado.

Last year, more than 2,000 volunteers contributed more than 273,000 hours, which is equivalent to 131 full-time employees.

The clean-ups are scheduled for April and May but volunteers need to register and complete a training session prior to the events.

"You don't need to be next to someone to clean up trash! So, that will be, hopefully we'll be able to engage a lot more people out there with the clean-up efforts. And of course, the more hands, the faster the work. So we can really accomplish a lot," Volunteer Coordinator Jeanette Lara said.

After completing 48 hours of service, volunteers will also receive a state parks pass for 2021.

You can find more information on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.