National Public Lands Day
Celebrate Public Lands Day on Sept. 26
Come celebrate and give back to the outdoor spaces where we live, learn, and play by volunteering at Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 26.
National Public Lands Day - REGISTRATION FULL
Gateway Mesa Open Space
Parking lot off of Hwy. 86
Saturday, Sept. 26
8 a.m. - noon
Volunteers are needed to help maintain and repair specific sections of the Town’s newest and popular unpaved trail, Legacy Trail at Gateway Mesa Open Space, 4678 E. Highway 86. The day will kick off with check in and a light breakfast at 8 a.m. The outing will begin at 9 a.m. and end around noon.
Work will include trail repair and clearing corridors. Gloves, tools, snacks and water will all be provided. Keep in mind, social distancing requirements and health guidelines will be in place. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and minors under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Also, space is limited and registration is required.
Public Lands Day was created to promote both enjoyment and volunteer conservation of our public lands.Nationwide, more than 30 percent of the country’s land is designated public land. Here in Castle Rock, about 28 percent of the Town is dedicated to public and private open space, parks and trails. That percentage will grow to more than 33 percent when planned parks and open space are dedicated through future development applications.
A portion of the north end of E. Plum Creek Trail has been closed due to icy conditions. We are working with the adjacent property owner to correct the water channeling issue so that the water and melting snow does not accumulate on the trail. We will be working on sanding the area and removing the ice as a short term fix until the channeling issue can be resolved. In the meantime, please exercise extreme caution when in this area, which is just south of the Meadows Blvd. trailhead entrance.