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Age Minimum (with Adult):12+, Minimum Age:18+

Firefly Trail Construction at McCloskey Natural Area

About the Stewardship Site: 
Home to Greeley's annual Firefly Night Walk, the McCloskey Natural Area preserves an open space along the Sheep Draw Trail in the middle of suburban Greeley. As part of a regional trail system connecting to the Poudre River Trail, the area is popular with walkers, hikers, bikers and nature lovers.

About the Volunteer Experience: 
Volunteers ages 12 and up are needed to help construct roughly 3,000 feet of new trail - the Firefly Trail - at the McCloskey Natural Area. The work will be light-to-moderate in nature, making this project great for older youth and those new to VOC projects or outdoor experiences. Specific tasks will include establishing the trail corridor and spreading and compacting aggregate "crusher fine" material to create the trail surface. There could be up to 125 people on this project, so come on out and meet people from all over the state while working hard to care for Colorado's natural resources! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

About the Overall Impact: 
The Firefly Trail will create a new recreation opportunity in the McCloskey Natural Area, offering hikers and runners a soft surface alternative to the paved Sheep Draw Trail.

Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects.

For more information, go to: http://www.voc.org/project/firefly-trail-construction-mccloskey-natural-area

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