This is my first season as a Wild Keeper and I couldn’t be more excited! Initially I planned to join the group clean up at Chatfield State Park in Littleton, but as Impact day grew closer I realized I didn’t want to be driving and going that far in a potential snow storm.
Instead, I opted for a local clean up and some local friends needed a few hours of community service and joined me, I’ll never say no to company on the trails!
We went to Red Rock Canyon Open Space near Old Colorado City. After 2 hours and nearly 4 miles hiking and picking up trash we finally found our way back to the parking lot. We may have thought we were lost a few times, but ended up exactly where we needed to be! Note: Asher totally started in a jacket but halfway through he seemed really hot, so his coat became an extra arm warmer for me.
In total we collected about 6 lbs of trash mostly consisting of dog poop that was bagged and left on trail. We did find some random things like a pair of shoes, a silver ball ornament and 1 Taco Bell Grande plastic cup. So, overall Coloradoans are doing a great job of keeping their parks clean! Keep up the good work! Next Impact Day is March 19! Where should I clean up next?
Thanks to Keep It Wild for making me a brand ambassador and encouraging others to nurture nature!