Volunteer Opportunity

Adopt-a-Trail or Park

Application or Registration Deadline: 07/31/2022
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: Two year commitment. Pick up litter at least four times a year.

Various locations available.

Program Summary:

Families, small groups, and individuals can adopt a trail, park, or shoreline by picking up trash four times a year. A sign will be posted at the trail or park showing others you are making a difference. Great for young volunteers!

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Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Commit to at least two years.
  • Pick up litter at least four times a year, from April through October, in the adopted area including the parking lot and picnic shelter.
  • Enjoy working outside and be willing to pick up trash.
  • Elect a group leader that will be in charge of coordinating cleanups and be the contact for the adopt-a-trail coordinator.
  • Be courteous to other park visitors and not block the trail when picking up trash.
  • You are not required to pick up dog poop.
  • You are not required to wade into ponds or creeks to retrieve litter.
  • Trash bags, litter grabbers, and on-site interpretive programs are available upon request.
  • Group leaders are responsible for completing the Adopt-a-Trail/Park Inspection Sheet after each cleanup event.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Group leader must be at least 18 years of age (other volunteers can be younger).
  • Be in good physical shape, and able to carry up to 20 pounds.
  • Abide by all open space rules and regulations, and set an example for other park visitors.
  • Must have personal transportation.
Application Process:

We cannot guarantee that an area or trail will be available as they are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Areas available for adoption as of June 8 include:

  • Bald Mountain
  • Boulder County Fairgrounds (Cattail Pond & North Parking Lot)
  • Boulder Canyon 1
  • Castle Rock
  • Hall Ranch (Button Rock Trail)
  • Heil Valley Ranch (Ponderosa Loop)
  • Lagerman Agricultural Preserve (Shoreline)
  • Legion Park
  • LoBo Trail (Lookout to 71st)
  • Niwot Loop Trail (Niwot Ridge)
  • Pella Crossing

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