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Hunter Creek Volunteer Weed Pull
July 15, 2017 @ 2:30 am - 9:30 am UTC-6Free
Volunteers are needed to help with restoration efforts in the Hunter Creek Valley as part of the Hunter-Smuggler Cooperative Plan. We will be pulling weeds to help restore wildlife habitat and reduce the spread of noxious weeds following the 2016 prescribed fire. The Hunter-Smuggler Plan is an effort to improve wildlife habitat on 4,681 acres of Federal land in the Hunter Creek Valley and on Smuggler Mountain.
Volunteers will meet at 8:30AM at the upper Hunter Creek Valley (see parking instructions below). The project should conclude around 3:30PM. We will provide coffee and muffins in the morning as well as a thank-you meal for all volunteers after we finish.
Volunteers should bring warm clothes, sun protection, rain gear, long sleeved shirt and pants, closed toed shoes, water, and your own lunch. Please bring work gloves as well if you have them. We will provide all other tools.
Directions: From Main St (Hwy 82) in Aspen, turn north onto Mill St at the Hotel Jerome. Follow Mill St to the north past Clarks Market and the post office. Mill St turns into Red Mountain Rd. Follow the signs to the Forest Service boundary, the Hunter Creek Valley, and parking.
Parking: While parking is normally restricted in the upper Hunter Creek Valley, the Forest Service has arranged for volunteers to park just beyond the uppermost gate (past the senior parking lot). See map here for detailed parking location.
This project is a partnership between ACES, Wilderness Workshop, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Pitkin County, City of Aspen, and the U.S. Forest Service.