LAKEWOOD, Colo. – On Saturday, June 18, over 100 volunteers with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado will make their way to the top of William Frederick Hayden GreenMountain Park to complete the Summit Loop trail – just in time to welcome in the summer. At one of the highest locations in the park, Summit Loop offers a spectacular 360 degree view of the entire Front Range, Red Rocks, the Flatirons, and three 14,000 foot peaks. Approximately 125 volunteers are needed to help with the effort. 

The Summit Loop trail is a popular destination in the park, and is currently only one-way. Volunteer efforts will complete construction of the loop, helping relieve some of the strain on the park’s other trails, and allowing park visitors to experience the trail’s breathtaking views. The trail will be open to hikers and bikers.

When: Saturday, June 18, 2011; 8am-4pm

Where: William Frederick Hayden Park on Green Mountain, Lakewood, CO

Why: Green Mountain Park receives over 250,000 visitors a year. This abundance of use puts a huge strain on the park and its natural resources. This effort will help expand recreation options and ensure sustainability of the park resources.

To Volunteer: Volunteers must pre-register to ensure adequate quantities of tools, supplies, and food. Register via Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado’s Project Calendar atwww.voc.org, or call 303-715-1010. The minimum age to volunteer is 16. No experience is necessary.

Who: This effort is being led by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, in partnership with the City of Lakewood.

About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is a statewide nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to motivate and enable citizens to be active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. Since 1984, VOC’s award-winning volunteer, youth, and training programs have engaged more than 63,000 youth and adults in caring for Colorado’s outdoors – a total donated labor value of over $16.5 million. Throughout the year, volunteers are invited to participate in volunteer projects around the state, such as building and restoring trails, planting trees, and preserving historic structures on public lands.

About William Frederick Hayden Park
With over 2,400 acres of open space, William Frederick Hayden Park on Green Mountain is the second largest park in the City Lakewood. A challenging network of multi-use trails are available in the park. The summit, at 6,800 feet, offers unique and stunning views of the Denver Metropolitan area to the east, as well as high mountain peaks to the west.

Contact:
Andrea Sinor, asinor@voc.org, 303-564-6492 (cell)

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