ConservationNEXT's sixth Backyard Collective event will be held tomorrow in El Dorado Canyon near Boulder, CO. The ConservationNEXT crew has teamed up with Colorado Mountain Club, ConservationNEXT to host a day of trail restoration at the state park, a popular destination for climbing, hiking and mountain biking. Budget cuts have severely cut Colorado's State Park trail crew projects, and El Dorado Canyon's recreation manager, psyched for volunteer help, will provide a range of activities from building steps to pulling weeds, depending on the interest and ability level of volunteers.
As a reminder, the Backyard Collective program is our effort to connect individuals from our member companies directly with the work of our grantees. Employees from the following companies will participate: Osprey; GoLite; The North Face; La Sportiva; Headsweats; Kelty; Sierra Designs; Teko; Backpackers Pantry; Outdoor Industry Association; Leisure Trends; and Burt's Bees. We expect roughly 100 volunteers throughout the day, and will post photos early next week. Thanks to all the participants, and to Brook Shinsky (The North Face) and Deanna Lloyd (The Forest Group) for pulling this one together!