Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Volunteer your time on the Incline

Posted By on Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 3:32 PM

  • Courtesy City of Colorado Springs

You're antsy. You just can't imagine waiting months for the Manitou Incline to reopen. Your thighs just feel so ... rested and functional.

OK, crazies, I've got something to ease to pain. The partners that are working to repair the Incline need volunteers to help restore the area where the Incline meets the Barr Trail. You know what I'm talking about. All those steep, weaving, washed-out paths that you've probably eaten s**t on at least once. 

The social trails in the area will be replaced with a new, sustainable, less terrifying trail. And you can help build it and do some restoration work. 

Here is all the information you'll need. You're welcome, weirdos.
Manitou Incline Trail Volunteer Workdays

Be a part of the much needed facelift of the Incline

Colorado Springs, CO - Are you having Incline Withdrawal? Then come on up and help with the facelift! The City of Colorado Springs has teamed up with the Incline Friends, the City of Manitou Springs, Friends of the Peak, REI, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, the Trails and Open Space Coalition, and YOU! Although we will not be on the Incline, you’ll be close enough to taste it as we work to repair the area between the top of the Incline and Barr Trail.

Over the years this area has suffered greatly from heavy use, and upcoming repairs will restore the area so it can return to its natural state. Work during the volunteer projects will include closing existing social trails and building a new sustainable trail.

Don’t be left in the dark - volunteer to help create a more sustainable Incline.

Register to volunteer at www.coloradosprings.gov/volunteer

® Volunteer dates: Saturdays, September 13, October 11 and November 1
® 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
® Check-in/late registration the morning of will begin at 7:30 a.m., Barr Parking Lot
® Participants must be 12 years or older and anyone under 18 must have a guardian accompany them during the workday
® Tools will be provided; however, bring your own gloves, water, hat, sunscreen and lunch.

Please come prepared to work the entire day and hike 3 miles up Barr Trail to the project work site.

For additional information please contact Sarah Bryarly: sbryarly@springsgov.com or 385-6533.

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