Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Trail Construction w/ Project Helping


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Cause Areas

When

Sat May 05, 2018, 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Where

27800 E Quincy AveAurora, CO 80016

About

Located just north of the Aurora Reservoir on the East side of Denver, the Pronghorn Natural Area is a newly-accessible open space that offers visitors and nearby residents a welcome respite from urban life with a pristine prairie experience and plentiful opportunities to view the namesake Pronghorn Antelope, Mule and Whitetail Deer, as well as various raptor and other bird species. The trail that volunteers build will become part of the Triple Creek Trail to connect the southern end of the Sand Creek Greenway to the Aurora Reservoir, linking to regional trail systems that will eventually provide a loop from the Aurora Reservoir west through Highlands Ranch, north to Arvada, and back to Aurora through Commerce City.

By building the new trail, volunteers will improve public access to preserved, natural places in the face of continued development on the East side of the Denver Metro area and help establish a regional trail system.

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?

The Project Helping group of volunteers will help build a new, natural-surface trail in Aurora’s Pronghorn Natural Area. This is a great opportunity to spend time with family, discover new, local places to explore, get your feet wet as a new volunteer, or meet people from across the Front Range! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. As space is limited, make sure to register before participating in this awesome event!

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2v4WAVF

FAQs

Why volunteer?

Through the act of volunteering, you are actively investing in your community while also improving your mental wellness! Volunteering is proven to have numerous health benefits including improved mood, feeling healthier, increased sense of purpose and reducing stress levels. Volunteering can also give us a deep sense of happiness, both immediately and long-term.

* 94% of people who volunteer say that volunteering improves their mood.
* 96% of people who volunteer say that volunteering enriches their sense of purpose.

This is just some of the science that supports our mission and outlines why it’s so beneficial to do good things for others. We call that practicing kindfulness. #DoGoodFeelGood

Does this event require special skills?

There are no specific skills needed for this event. We do consider willingness to help others a very special skill, but you’re reading this, so you already have that one!

Are there age requirements for volunteering?

Volunteers must be 12 or older to participate in this event. (Under 18 needs parent or guardian to sign waiver). All youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older.

ALL THE DETAILS:Where to meet and park? What to wear and bring? What is the agenda for the day?

Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with all the details. We’ll also send a reminder email and a text a few days before the event!

To make sure you get the emails, please add Project Helping ( volunteer@projecthelping.org) to your contacts.

More Questions? Email Project Helping at volunteer@projecthelping.org or call 303-551-0624

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 12
  • Ages 12+. Under 18 need parent/guardian to sign waiver. Under 16 must be accompanied by adult 21+

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