Brighton, CO. – Barr Lake State Park will host a volunteer event for National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers will help clean up trash along the lakeshore and remove weeds throughout the park, and plant and water new trees. For their efforts, the volunteers will receive free canoe lessons, certificates and giveaways as thanks for their efforts. Partnering in this event will be Eldorado Springs Water and “Leave No Trace.”

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on effort to improve and enhance the public lands that all Americans enjoy. This event follows the four key values – health, family, fun and stewardship – that guide the “Let’s Move Outside” initiative that was launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and led by the Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Forest Service.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife gets everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.parks.state.co.us.

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