2012 Canyon Lakes Ranger District National Public Lands Day

Photos from the Canyon Lakes Ranger Districts 2012 National Public Lands Day event.

The Canyon Lakes Ranger District hosted its third-annual National Public Lands Day event on September 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s event was tree and shrub planting at the Mountain Park and Narrows Campgrounds in the Poudre Canyon.

An appreciation catered lunch, with live music by the Poudre River Irregulars, was included. Every volunteer received a “free day pass” to a National Park and a commemorative cup that was used to help water the newly planted trees.

There were educational opportunities, including a scavenger hunt, fire ecology information and a presentation by Forest Service archeologists. Although these campground facilities were not damaged during the High Park Fire, they are immediately adjacent to the burn, offering additional education opportunities.

Thanks to JAX Outdoor Gear and Coleman, there were also raffle items for volunteers at lunch. Thanks to our other partners: Overland Mountain Bike Club, ARP Foundation; National Forest Foundation; American Land and Leisure; Home Depot; and Poudre Wilderness Volunteers.

Thanks to the 255 volunteer and participants who helped make this year's event such a success! Over 500 trees and shrubs were planted.

Key Contacts

Boulder Ranger District

Elaine Wells, Visitor Information Services

Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Kristy Wumkes, Volunteer Coordinator

Clear Creek Ranger District

Visitor Information Services

Pawnee National Grassland District

Visitor Information Services

Sulphur Ranger District

Visitor Information Services