July 25, 2011
AURORA, Colo. – Join Cherry Creek State Park's celebration of Lake Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 30 for a day of fun in the sun! Sign-up for one of many cool volunteer projects from 8 a.m. to noon. Refreshments will be provided! And, bring a bag lunch and stay for an afternoon of excitement. Starting at noon and lasting through 4 p.m., there will be boat rides, fun and educational programs, a raffle, snacks and a fishing clinic.
You should dress appropriately for the morning volunteer activities. Closed-toed shoes, gloves, an outfit for working, sun block, bug spray, and a water bottle or two. To sign up, please visit our web page, www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/CherryCreek.
Projects will include: shoreline clean-up: protect Cherry Creek's fish, birds, and wildlife by removing dangerous fishing line, and other items that could harm or kill wildlife; remove Russian olive which is a noxious weed and takes three times the water of our native plants and replanting native trees and shrubs to improve habitat for our wildlife park residents along Cottonwood Creek.
Colorado State Parks get everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado's 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado's economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state's favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.parks.state.co.us.