National Public Lands Day, South Platte River Restoration at Happy Meadows

The Coalition for the Upper South Platte is sponsering a restoration project at Happy Meadows on Saturday, September 29th., National Public Lands Day.  Our Chapter is not officially participating in this project, however if you can help out, please register on line or contact Lisa Patton at 719-748-0033.  Details to follow………..  Thank you, Jim Klug

Workday: Saturday, September 29th, 2011

Project Location:  Happy Meadows, directions below

Times: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, with a lunch break around noon

Volunteers Needed: up to 40

 Workday Description:

 Following major in stream restoration, we will be raking and seeding disturbed areas of reconstruction.  Depending on the progression of work, the project may also include transplanting native vegetation, sedges and/or willows along the river’s edge.

Important Notes:

CUSP will provide materials and necessary tools to complete project work.

Mandatory Requirements of Volunteers:

 All volunteers must complete and submit:  a CUSP liability release form for each volunteer and volunteer sign-up sheet (for the group).

Please Bring:

 Any applicable medicines (including epi-pen and inhalers, if needed)


Sun glasses or safety glasses

Layered clothing appropriate for outdoor work

A container for water, the use of reusable containers is encouraged

A sack lunch


Events may be canceled or rescheduled due to bad weather, which could create hazardous conditions for volunteers and staff.  Staff will monitor weather and notify you of any changes on the volunteer link at the CUSP website.

 Directions to Happy Meadows from Hwy 24 (from the east):

 Take Hwy 24 west through Lake George

About one mile west of Lake George, turn right on county rd. 77 (towards Tarryall Reservoir)

Turn right at CR 112, (appx. 1.4 mile)

At the T and turn right

Meet at the large pullout, appx. ½ mile past Happy Meadows campground – signs will mark the site


Coalition for the Upper South Platte

Post Office Box 726

Lake George, Colorado 80827