Looking for something positive to do the help the environment for Earth Day?  Lake Pueblo and Lathrop State Parks have scheduled volunteer clean-up projects. Lathrop has scheduled its clean-up day Saturday, April 20 and Lake Pueblo’s is Sunday, April 21. Both events begin at 9 a.m. Earth Day is Monday, April 22.

Volunteers at Lathrop are needed to help remove invasive Russian-olive and tamarisk seedlings from the park shoreline. Both invasive species consume water at a much higher rate than native trees and decimate native shoreline wildlife habitat and fishing access. Families and kids are welcome. No experience necessary. Lunch will be provided. Please bring work gloves and wear proper work attire including close-toed shoes.

Lake Pueblo State Park’s Earth Day cleanup is 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Meet at the Lake Pueblo Quail Run Group Picnic Area, located between the Visitors Center and the South Shore Marina. Bring the whole family and show your support for our environment by working to beautify and clean up your park. Entrance fees are waived for volunteers and an appreciation barbecue will be served after the event. The clean-up is expected to be completed by noon. Don’t forget sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, gloves and water. Long sleeved shirts are also recommended.

Image courtesy Colorado Parks & Wildlife

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