Hands-on Projects for the Season
As you can see from the first page of the newsletter, we’re gearing up for an active season of projects. The semiannual highway cleanup events (May 23 and September 19) will both start at 9 am. Meet at the pullout at mile 4.5 of the Silver Thread Highway north of South Fork, CO. Bring your own gloves and, at least for the May session, a face mask (perhaps masks won’t be needed in September!). Our assistance is requested for the Beaver Creek Youth Conservation Camp in early June (sometime on June 8, 9, or 10). Typically we hold sessions on casting fly rods, tying flies and/or identifying aquatic food sources for trout. Mark your calendars for our annual workday at Jim Creek (near La Jara Reservoir) on June 12. We may be doing fence construction/repair, planting of riparian vegetation (willows or sedges), or other habitat improvement projects. Many hands make light work (and you can always fish afterwards!). We hope to add more projects to the list – stay tuned for updates!