Colorado is a beautiful state full of people who care about the land they live on. If you’re one of these people, Colorado Parks & Wildlife needs your help. They are currently seeking volunteers to clean up Turkey Track Ranch.
FOUNTAIN, Colo. – Volunteers are being sought by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to help clean up the Turkey Track Ranch, a 7,930-acre State Trust Land east of Fountain.
CPW relies heavily on volunteers to perform a variety of important tasks at its 42 parks and 350 wildlife areas and state trust land. Volunteers also make major contributions to efforts of biologists working with aquatic and terrestrial wildlife.
For this project, Wildlife Officer Phil Gurule is seeking volunteers to help clean the perimeter of the popular public access hunting area, specifically several miles along Squirrel Creek Road, South Peyton Highway and Skinner Road.
“Our new push for public access puts the responsibility on us to be good stewards of this property,” Gurule said. “We have an obligation to protect the wildlife habitat and the aesthetics of the property. It’s part of building strong community relationships with surrounding landowners.”
He hopes to get crews to clean the roadsides and expects it will take a couple days to accomplish.
“This is a big undertaking,” Gurule said. “But I know our hunters appreciate getting access to this property and they’ll show up and help us keep it looking nice.”
Gurule has scheduled cleanup days on April 24 and May 8. Crews will work from 8 a.m. to noon each day.
Crews will walk roadsides and comb the property for trash. In addition to appropriate clothing, water and snacks, volunteers are encouraged to bring reflective vests, trash pickers and five-gallon buckets, if they have them. Appropriate COVID precautions will be followed.
Anyone interested in joining the effort is asked to email Jeanette Lara, CPW volunteer coordinator for the Southeast Region, by email at: Jeanette.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The volunteer crews will meet at a parking area on Squirrel Creek Road, about 2.5 miles east of the intersection with Peyton Highway.